Giants by the numbers: Snap counts, PFF data

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Here is this week's look at the snap counts data and Pro Football Focus scores for the New York Giants. After looking at these I have a question. How did the Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys?

Pro Football Focus numbers

Offense (Best)

Kevin Boothe (+2.7)
Eli Manning (+2.6)
Reuben Randle (+2.3)
Chris snee (+1.2)

Offense (Worst)

Victor Cruz (-1.5) ... Targeted eight times, two catches, two drops.
Sean Locklear (-1.8)
Ahmad Bradshaw (-1.9) ... His rushing score was -2.5, which means PFF is saying he did not get the yardage that his blocking made available to him.
David Baas (-3.5)
Martellus Bennett (-4.1) ... PFF graded Bennett's run-blocking at a poor -3.9 for the day.

Defense (Best)

Chris Canty (+3.4) ... I know some of you want him higher in our weekly power rankings. Give it time, it will happen.
Stevie Brown (+1.9)
Chase Blackburn (+1.5)
Jason Pierre-Paul (+1.5)

Defense (Worst)

Keith Rivers (-1.3)
Michael Boley (-1.4)
Linval Joseph (-1.4)
Antrel Rolle (-1.5)
Jayron Hosley (-2.6)
Justin Tuck (-2.8)

Snap Counts

- Michael Boley was the only member of the defensive unit to play every snap, meaning he was on the field for an incredible 86 plays. The Giants, incidentally, ran only 60 offensive plays.

- Jason Pierre-Paul played 83 snaps, a pretty incredible number considering hwo much the Giants like to rotate defensive ends.

- Running back snaps: Ahmad Bradshaw 48, Andre Brown 9, David Wilson 2. To me, this needs to change. Andre Brown in particular needs to get more opportunities.

- Bear Pascoe played only 10 snaps.

- Reuben Randle seems to have moved ahead of Ramses Barden on the depth chart. Randle played nine snaps and made a 56-yard catch on the Giants' opening drive. Barden played only five snaps.

- Tyler Sash played 15 snaps and Michael Coe 12 due to injuries to Antrel Rolle and Chase Blackburn.

- Mark Herzlich played seven snaps, but the Giants played a lot of two-linebacker sets with Keith Rivers and Michael Boley down the stretch.

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