Deficits of 10-0, 14-0, 17-0 and 14-0 are not insurmountable in the NFL, nor are they ideal.
The Giants found themselves in those respective holes to start their last four games. Each included a comeback but ended in defeat, most recently at the hands of the Lions. This time, the slow start spoiled a four-touchdown performance by rookie quarterback Daniel Jones in the 31-26 decision in Detroit.
“Hard fought game, give Detroit credit,” coach Pat Shurmur said. “They made enough plays to beat us. We did make plays at times in critical junctures of the game – you just never know when that’s going to be in a game like this. To say our guys battled – they battled. They always battle, but we have to play better and make more plays, then we’ll end up winning these games. So, I think that’s what needs to be learned from this.”