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Behind Enemy Lines: Week 8 Q&A with Lions Wire

The New York Giants (2-5) and Detroit Lions (2-3-1) will square off on Sunday afternoon in a Week 8 matchup featuring two struggling to find some ground.

The Giants opened the week as seven-point road underdogs, and little has changed entering the weekend as they are now listed at +6.5.

With this matchup on tap, Giants Wire took the opportunity to hold a Q&A with Lions Wire managing editor Jeff Risdon.

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Giants Wire: The Giants will see a lot of familiar faces in Detroit this Sunday, but none of those names are more prominent than Damon Harrison. How has he panned out with the Lions thus far, and what, if anything, can you attribute to the team’s struggles against the run this season?

Jeff Risdon: Harrison was phenomenal after coming over last season. The Lions run defense ranked 30th when he arrived. In the games he played they ranked third. He also bagged a career-high 4.5 sacks in those games.

That “Snacks” has been missing this season. He missed almost the entire summer, first with a quick holdout and then he wasn’t 100% physically. Harrison still doesn’t look like he’s in optimal football shape. He got pancaked last week in the Vikings game. I don’t think I’d ever seen that happen to him before.

To be fair to Snacks, he had more help around him last year when Da’Shawn Hand was healthy. He’s missed Hand and Mike Daniels, both of whom have been out.

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