Top-graded Giants in Week 6 win vs. Ravens
Pro Football Focus lists their top-graded Giants players from Week 6.
The New York Giants completed a thrilling 27-23 comeback win over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 6. The analysts at Pro Football Focus have released their highest-graded Giants players from Week 6.
The highest graded offensive players come as a bit of a surprise at the top and have one notable player missing.
Here's how PFF analyst Ben Stockwell broke down the Giants' offensive performance:
The Giants head for Twickenham Stadium in London off the back of a resurgent performance from Odell Beckham Jr. who cast aside recent difficulties and a fumble on the first play of the game to deliver victory for Big Blue. Beckham racked up more yards this week than in his last three games combined breaking three tackles for the second time this season to boot. Beckham benefitted from a collision in the Ravens’ secondary to get into the open field for the game-winning score but once he was there it was his devastating speed and ability to pick an angle through the defense that delivered the decisive score.
It's no surprise to see Pugh at the top of this list again. The Giants' starting left guard has been dominant on a consistent basis in 2016. He is one of PFF's top-graded guards overall this season. It's a little surprising to see Eli Manning left off the list. Sure, he threw two interceptions, but they came on a desperation play at the end of the half and a route Sterling Shepard slipped on. Aside from those two throws, Manning was surgical and dropped two perfect passes on the Lewis touchdown and the first Beckham score.
On defense, the Giants were once again led by the strong play of their secondary.
Here's how Stockwell broke down the Giants' defensive performance:
The Giants’ secondary was a feature throughout this game, both in a positive and negative light. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was heavily involved from the outset with a pass break up and two stops on the Ravens’ opening drive and so that story remained the same until the final drive where Rodgers-Cromartie broke up the hail Mary as time ran out. The trio of Rodgers-Cromartie, Janoris Jenkins and Landon Collins combined to allow three plays of 20 yards or more in coverage but broke up four passes (two each for Jenkins and Rodgers-Cromartie) while Collins racked a game high five defensive stops, sniping around the line of scrimmage against the run and closing quickly on short passes. The Giants’ vaunted defensive line failed to overwhelm an undermanned Baltimore offensive line but the New York secondary picked up the slack, even if they gave up some big plays en-route to the victory.
Jenkins has emerged as one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL since signing with the Giants and Collins has taken a huge second-year leap in the NFL. The combined performances of these two on a weekly basis has made a mountain of a difference for the Giants' defense in 2016.
It wasn't perfect, but the Giants showed signs of getting back on track and into the thick of the NFC East division race.
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