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Stanton powers Lions past Giants

Aug 8, 2008 - 2:09 AM By Chuck Klonke PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

DETROIT (Ticker) -- The running of second-year quarterback Drew Stanton helped the Detroit Lions spoil the 2008 preseason debut of the Super Bowl champion New York Giants on Thursday.

After missing all of last season following knee surgery, Stanton ran three times for 29 yards to set up rookie Eddie Johnson's 41-yard field goal with 2:47 remaining in the fourth quarter as the Lions recorded a 13-10 triumph over the Giants in the preseason opener for both teams.

New York tied the game early in the fourth quarter on David Carr's 13-yard touchdown pass to Craphonso Thorpe.

The most impressive of the Lions players was wide receiver Calvin Johnson, the second overall pick in the 2007 NFL draft. Johnson, who was hampered by a back injury most of his rookie season, caught four passes for 78 yards - including a 38-yarder in Detroit's first touchdown drive.

Starting quarterback Jon Kitna looked sharp for the Lions, completing six of seven passes for 106 yards. Kitna hit Roy Williams with a 20-yard scoring strike to cap an eight-play, 78-yard march after the opening kickoff.

Eli Manning played the first quarter at quarterback for New York and completed just two of six passes for 19 yards. Anthony Wright and Carr split the final three quarters.

Safety Kenny Phillips, who was drafted in the first round - 31st overall - by the Giants, recorded four tackles.








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    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    NY GIANTS 0 3 0 7 10
    DETROIT 7 3 0 3 13 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DET - TD, ROY WILLIAMS 20 YD PASS FROM JON
    KITNA (JASON HANSON KICK), 4:46.
    DETROIT 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: NYG - FG, LAWRENCE TYNES 33 YD, 10:04.
    DETROIT 7-3
    DET - FG, JASON HANSON 50 YD, 14:05. DE

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  • NFL
    FG DET
    EDDIE JOHNSON 41 YD
    NY GIANTS 10
    DETROIT 13 2:47 LEFT, 4TH QTR

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    TD NYG
    CRAPHONSO THORPE 13 YD PASS FROM DAVID CARR
    (LAWRENCE TYNES KICK)
    NY GIANTS 10
    DETROIT 10 12:09 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Giants 10, Lions 10  4th - 12:09Aug 7 9:19 PM


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    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NY GIANTS 0 3 0 3
    DETROIT 7 3 0 10 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DET - TD, ROY WILLIAMS 20 YD PASS FROM JON
    KITNA (JASON HANSON KICK), 4:46.
    Drive: 8 plays, 78 yards in 4:46.
    DETROIT 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: NYG - FG, LAWRENCE TYNES 33 YD, 10:04. Drive:
    7 p

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    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    NY GIANTS 0 3 3
    DETROIT 7 3 10 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DET - TD, ROY WILLIAMS 20 YD PASS FROM JON
    KITNA (JASON HANSON KICK), 4:46.
    Drive: 8 plays, 78 yards in 4:46.
    DETROIT 7-0
    2ND QUARTER: NYG - FG, LAWRENCE TYNES 33 YD, 10:04. Drive:
    7 plays

    Aug 7 8:21 PM
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  • NFL
    FG DET
    JASON HANSON 50 YD
    NY GIANTS 3
    DETROIT 10 0:55 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    FG NYG
    LAWRENCE TYNES 33 YD
    NY GIANTS 3
    DETROIT 7 4:56 LEFT, 2ND QTR

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    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
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    NY GIANTS 0 0
    DETROIT 7 7 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: DET - TD, ROY WILLIAMS 20 YD PASS FROM JON
    KITNA (JASON HANSON KICK), 4:46.
    Drive: 8 plays, 78 yards in 4:46.
    DETROIT 7-0

    Aug 7 7:36 PM


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    TD DET
    ROY WILLIAMS 20 YD PASS FROM JON KITNA
    (JASON HANSON KICK)
    NY GIANTS 0
    DETROIT 7 10:14 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Giants 0, Lions 7  1st - 10:14Aug 7 7:13 PM
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