Revival! Lions Punish Giants, 28-13

Just one week removed from a devastating home loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions responded offensively and defensively in Sunday's 28-13 victory over the previously 4-1 New York Giants.

(NEW YORK) -- What a revival.

Just one week removed from a devastating home loss to the Green Bay Packers, the Detroit Lions responded offensively and defensively in Sunday's 28-13 victory over the previously 4-1 New York Giants.

The Lions got production from quarterback Joey Harrington along with a running game that made its first appearance of the season. Harrington finished 18-of-22 for 222 yards, including two touchdowns and no interceptions.

His 82% completion percentage is a career high.

Harrington was assisted by rookie wide receiver Roy Williams, who hauled in an 18-yard touchdown pass to give the Lions offense its first points -- and momentum.

Williams was listed as "75%" healthy from an ankle sprain that has hampered the Rookie of the Year candidate, but still caught four passes for 67 yards.

Fellow rookie Kevin Jones carried 13 times for a career-best 65 yards along with his first career touchdown run. Detroit finished over 100 yards on the ground (115) -- the first time this season.

Artose Pinner ran 9 times for 35 yards and one touchdown to compliment Jones.

Despite entering halftime trailing 10-7, the Lions defense stepped up, allowing only 3 second half points by the Giants. Detroit recorded 6 sacks (2 by Kalimba Edwards) and two turnovers.

Jones' third quarter touchdown scamper handed the Lions a 14-10 lead they would not relinquish.

Detroit responded to a Steve Christie field goal when Harrington engineered a 9-play, 70-yard drive, culminating in a thread-the-needle touchdown completion to wide receive Reggie Swinton.

The Giants only touchdown of the game came in the first quarter on Tiki Barber's 62-yard screen play. Chris Cash's second quarter interception in the end zone negated another New York scoring opportunity.

The Lions travel to Dallas next week to face the Cowboys. Detroit is 3-0 on the road after the win.

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