New York Giants: 3 Players to Watch in Preseason Week 2 vs. Lions

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The New York Giants began the NFL preseason with a 20-10 loss to the Cleveland Browns. It’s hard to judge any games in the preseason, let alone the first game guys get to put pads on against an opposing team. You still like to see the new players and improvements you made come to fruition. There were still a couple of positives that came out of the game for the Giants, despite losing. One positive for the Giants was Saquon Barkley looked very explosive to start the game. The Giants’first-roundd draft pick didn’t waste time, taking his first carry of the game for 39 yards, making guys miss in the process. New York will need a lot of that this upcoming season.

Another positive from that game was the noticeably improved offensive line. Barkley wasn’t the only one who was able to run the ball successfully for the Giants. As a team, they rushed for 134 yards on 23 carries and one touchdown.

Despite it being preseason, this is a trend in the right direction especially since Giants ranked 26th in rushing yards per game last year. They’ll need the rushing attack to take pressure off Eli Manning and the passing game.

This week is a new week for guys to fight for a roster spot or just get in the groove of playing football again. Here are three players to watch for in the Giants Week 2 preseason bout with the Detroit Lions.

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