New York Giants: Week 9 NFL Power Rankings (#5)

Last week: 5 (+0)

Record: 6-2

The Giants are now 53-19 in the first half of the season under Tom Coughlin, though they are also just 27-37 in the 2nd half of the season. Looking at their schedule, we could see something similar happen. This week, they host the Steelers, then they go to Cincinnati, host the Packers, go to Washington, host the Saints, go to Atlanta, go to Baltimore, and host the Eagles. They have a commanding lead on the NFC East, for now, but it’s not over. The Cowboys have been better than their record suggests and the Eagles are always the opposite of the Giants in the 2nd half of the season.

Studs

LT William Beatty: Did not allow a pressure on 32 pass block snaps, 1 penalty, run blocked for 17 yards on 3 attempts

FS Stevie Brown: Allowed 3 catches for 43 yards on 5 attempts, 2 interceptions, 7 solo tackles, 1 missed tackle

DT Chris Canty: 1 sack and 4 quarterback hits on 32 pass rush snaps, 1 solo tackle, 1 stop

MLB Chase Blackburn: 5 solo tackles, 4 stops, 1 quarterback hit on 5 blitzes, allowed 1 catch for 4 yards on 2 attempts

K Lawrence Tynes: 8 kickoffs, 2 touchbacks, 69.5 yards per kickoff, 20.6 average opponent’s starting position, 5/5 FG (26, 37, 37, 41, 43)

P Steve Weatherford: 6 kickoffs for 287 yards, 2 inside 20, 2 returns for 8 yards, 46.5 net yards per punt

Duds

C David Baas: Allowed 2 quarterback hits and 2 quarterback hurries on 32 pass block snaps, run blocked for 65 yards on 12 attempts

WR Victor Cruz: Caught 2 passes for 23 yards on 8 attempts on 29 pass snaps, 3.0 YAC per catch, 2 drops, 1 interception

SS Antrel Rolle: Allowed 4 catches for 69 yards and a touchdown on 5 attempts, 2 solo tackles

LE Justin Tuck: 2 quarterback hurries on 52 pass rush snaps, 1 penalty, no tackles

CB Jayron Hosley: Allowed 3 catches for 50 yards on 4 attempts, 3 penalties, 2 solo tackles, 1 assist

LOLB Michael Boley: 5 solo tackles, 1 assist, 3 stops, 1 missed tackle, allowed 7 catches for 66 yards on 11 attempts

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