Last week was better. The Detroit Lions — recommended as an undervalued underdog — took care of business against the New York Giants, winning outright, 31-18. The Lions established an early lead and never looked back, registering their third straight win. Meanwhile, it was a tough loss for Big Blue; New York started strong this season but things are starting to slip away. The Giants head to Dallas to face the dangerous Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, then play the Washington Commanders, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington again, Minnesota Vikings, and Indianapolis Colts before the finale against the Eagles. That’s six of seven games against teams with winning records, and the Giants may only be favored in one or two of those games, setting the stage for a disappointing stretch run.