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Lions vs. Giants 2017: Start time, TV schedule for ‘Monday Night Football’

Despite spending much of the offseason focusing on upgrading the offense, the New York Giants looked pitiful on the side of the ball in a Week 1 loss to the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys. They will try to right the ship under the bright lights of Monday Night Football against the Detroit Lions in Week 2, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET on ESPN (live streaming at WatchESPN).

New York lost that game, 19-3. Eli Manning failed to throw a touchdown pass, and the team as a whole rushed for a paltry 35 yards in total. Paul Perkins, in his regular season debut as the starting running back, had just 16 yards on seven carries. New receiver Brandon Marshall had just one catch for 10 yards, his only target.

On a flea flicker early in the game, Lynch not only executed a perfect toss back to Derek Carr, but provided the block he needed in order to complete the play to Michael Crabtree.

Lynch’s run here is similar to when somebody’s trying on a shirt that might be tight around the neck, but once you squeeze through, your head just pops out. That’s what he is on this run. He gets through the defensive line, and emerges quickly for five or six extra yards.

These are the types of runs that could lead you to believe he’s capabale of another BeastQuake type of run. Lynch is 31 years old now, which isn’t young for an NFL running back by any means.

But he’s shown that there’s not a whole lot of rust — if any — since coming out of retirement. We’re all fortunate for that.

“I mean, it’s always been something, being from Oakland, you want to play at home,” he said at his first press conference with the team. “I had the opportunity. Maybe them staying probably wouldn’t have been so big for me to want to come play.”

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Ben McAdoo and the Giants punished for using walkie-talkie to communicate from sideline

The NFL was swift to dole out punishment to the New York Giants after head coach Ben McAdoo used a walkie-talkie to communicate with quarterback Eli Manning from the sideline.

The NFL fined the Giants $150,000 and McAdoo $50,000 for the use of the walkie-talkie, and also had their fourth-round pick in 2017 moved to the end of the fourth-round after any compensatory picks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

S Eric Weddle, Baltimore Ravens

The Ravens are making a lot of noise about Weddle getting left out. The safety has consistently been one of the best players at the position for years. He’s not on pace to post career bests in any major statistical category like tackles or interceptions, but with 81 tackles and four interceptions, he’s still playing at a high level. Eric Berry, Devin McCourty, and Reggie Nelson are all in ahead of him, and while the first two have played great football, Nelson has struggled quite a bit this year, and it’s surprising to see him ahead of Weddle.

RB LeGarrette Blount, New England Patriots

Blount is having the best year of his career, with 1,060 yards and 15 touchdowns on the ground. It’s worth noting that the three AFC running backs selected — Le’Veon Bell, LeSean McCoy, and DeMarco Murray — all have better per-carry averages and more yards than Blount. But Blount’s 15 touchdowns leads the league, and he fits so well into the Patriots offense. He broke the Patriots’ record for rushing touchdowns in a single season, and smart money is on him getting a couple more before all is said and done.