It's time for this week's Pro Football Focus review of the New York Giant most recent performance -- this time a 27-24 victory over the Buffalo Bills. some of you love this, some of you hate it. Always, though, it creates a good discussion and that is what we are here for. So let's get started.
Eli Manning (+4.1) ... You expected anything different?
Will Beatty (+3.4) ... Is anyone still doubting that this guy can play left tackle?
Ahmad Bradshaw (+3.2) ... PFF says that Bradshaw was on the field for 83 percent of the Giants' offensive snaps. Sorry, Brandon Jacobs, but I like that. PFF also points out something that can go unnoticed about Bradshaw. He was called on to pass block 14 times, and was perfect every time.
Hakeem Nicks (+1.7)
Jake Ballard (+1.5) ... In addition to his five passes caught, PFF points out that Ballard was perfect Sunday on 24 snaps in pass protection ... He has caught 15 of 17 passes thrown his way this season with no drops.
David Baas (+1.2) ... This guy is going to wind up doing a good job for the Giants.
David Diehl (-1.5) ... I thought he played better than that.
Kevin Boothe (-2.5) ... Again, I thought Boothe was good Sunday.
Bear Pascoe (-2.7) ... Pascoe got downgraded for two holding penalties, but played fairly well.
Mathias Kiwanuka (+3.4) ... I will continue to say it -- Kiwanuka was outstanding Sunday at both linebacker and defensive end.
Corey Webster (+1.5) ... Two picks, and he earned the good grade.
Aaron Ross (+1.5) ... To be honest, I did not see Ross do anything special Sunday.
Jacquian Williams (-2.0) ... some of you commented that Williams was not really a factor Sunday. This grade agrees.
Deon Grant (-2.3) ... Can we find a way to get Deon off the field in passing situations, please?
From PFF: "I'm fairly sure if teams see the Giants playing two high safeties and he's one of them, they'll fancy their chances and take a few shots deep or in front of him."
Dave Tollefson (-2.3) ... I don't know, it's hard to criticize Tollefson. He gives everything he has on every play.
Defensive Note: This nugget from PFF really bothers me. Perry Fewell dialed up the blitz exactly three -- yes, three -- times against Buffalo. What concerns me even more is the number of times the Giants rushed three guys and not at least four. C'mon, Perry -- you have a team built to rush the passer, so go do it!