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New York Giants' roster power rankings: Rating the Giants from 1-53, Week 9

Ranking the New York Giants roster from 1-53.

Stevie Brown has become a turnover magnet for the Giants.
Stevie Brown has become a turnover magnet for the Giants.
Al Bello

Here are your New York Giants' roster power rankings for this week. Stevie Brown makes his first appearance in the top 10.

1. Eli Manning -- He wasn't at his best against Dallas, but he is still the most important Giant. LW: 1

2. Jason Pierre-Paul -- Moves back to the No. 2 spot after an excellent effort against Dallas. LW: 4

3. Victor Cruz -- A non-factor Sunday. Probably dropped more balls than he caught. LW: 3

4. Ahmad Bradshaw -- I truly believe the Giants need to lessen Bradshaw's workload. LW: 3

5. Linval Joseph -- The guy plays well every single week. LW: 6

6. Hakeem Nicks -- Still doesn't look like his old self, but he is getting closer. LW: 5

7. Lawrence Tynes -- He is 24-of-26 and, right now, kicking like a guy who should go to the Pro Bowl. He has won the Giants a couple of games this season by being almost perfect when the offense hasn't been. LW: 12

8. Stevie Brown -- I can't imagine that Brown stays in the top 10. After Sunday's two interceptions and a fumble recovery, and with what he has done subbing for Kenny Phillips, right now I have to put him in here. LW: 21

9. Will Beatty -- DeMarcus Ware can make a lot of offensive tackles look bad. Beatty held his own. LW: 7

10. Michael Boley -- He was the only Giants' defender to play every snap Sunday. That counts for something, right? LW: 8

11. Antrel Rolle -- Quiet game on Sunday. LW: 9

12. Chris Snee -- The Giants' offensive line as a whole had a tough time with the Dallas front seven. LW: 10

13. Martellus Bennett -- Caught four passes, but dropped one on the goal line that could have set up a touchdown. That was one of the many times on Sunday the Giants ended up settling for field goals. LW: 11

14. Justin Tuck -- Lost a sack to a Jayron Hosley penalty. His name appears nowhere on the stat sheet, but I thought Tuck was active even if he doesn't have the numbers to show for it. LW: 13

15. Chase Blackburn -- This is partially because some guys simply have to drop this week, and partially because of all of the players and coaches who spent last week singing his praises. LW: 20

16. Henry Hynoski -- Cleared the way for Andre Brown's touchdown run. LW: 16

17. Kevin Boothe -- Pro Football focus graded Boothe (+2.7) the Giants' best offensive player Sunday. LW: 18

18. Domenik Hixon -- Three very quiet catches for Hixon on Sunday. LW: 15

19. David Baas -- Sunday was a struggle for the Giants' center. LW: 17

20. Prince Amukamara -- We have been praising him here in recent weeks. The way the Cowboys attacked him, though, it is obvious they weren't impressed. They had a lot of success throwing his way. LW: 14

21. Andre Brown -- Only three carries, one for a touchdown, Sunday. He needs more touches. Or is it just that Bradshaw needs fewer? LW: 23

22. Osi Umenyiora -- One tackle Sunday in 48 snaps. Did anyone see Umenyiora anywhere near Tony Romo all day? LW: 19

23. Sean Locklear -- Still doing a better job than David Diehl was. The one thing you notice, though, is it seems like the Giants give a lot of help to Locklear's side with extra tight ends and receivers. LW: 22

24. Mathias Kiwanuka -- Played 39 snaps, many of those on the defensive line. His name does not appear anywhere in the stat sheet and I don't think I noticed him near the ball all day. LW: 24

25. Corey Webster -- How do you let Dez Bryant run right past you and into the end zone in the final seconds when a touchdown is the only thing that can beat you? LW: 25

26. Chris Canty -- He should probably be higher than this considering how well he played Sunday. Canty was the Giants' highest-rated defensive player (+3.4), according to PFF. Still, he has only been active for two weeks. If he plays as well against Pittsburgh as he did against Dallas Canty will find himself in the top 15.LW: 37

27. Steve Weatherford -- I never know exactly where to put the Giants' punter. LW: 27

28. Jayron Hosley -- You can argue about what should and should not have been called as penalties against Hosley on Sunday. What you really can't argue about is that the rookie corner wasn't very good. LW: 29

29. Rocky Bernard -- Seems like a looooooong time ago that Bernard was playing like a dominant defensive tackle. LW: 28

30. Kenny Phillips -- Out of sight, out of mind. I doubt Stevie Brown is knocking him out of the lineup, but Brown's play might be costing KP a lot of money long-term. LW: 31

31. Reuben Randle -- Made just one play Sunday, but it was a huge one for 56 yards. LW: 35

32. Markus Kuhn -- Played 27 snaps. He has become a consistent part of the defensive tackle rotation. LW: 32

33. Keith Rivers -- Played 45 snaps Sunday, had six tackles, but I really didn't think he had much impact. LW: 36

34. Bear Pascoe -- Seems odd to have him this low, but he played only 10 snaps after hurting his ankle. LW: 31

35. David Wilson -- His impact on kickoff returns has really slowed, and he still isn't getting many chances on offense.LW: 30

36. Zak DeOssie -- Lawrence Tynes can't hit all those field goals with good snaps from DeOssie. LW: 39

37. Jacquian Williams -- Missed the last two games. Could he have helped against Jason "18-catch" Witten? LW: 33

38. Ramses Barden -- Five snaps, thrown to once on Sunday, no catches. It seems like that break-out game against the Carolina Panthers was a loooooong time ago. LW: 34

39. David Diehl -- Only six snaps. Something tells me a lot of you like it that way. LW: 38

40. Spencer Paysinger: LW: 40

41. Michael Coe -- Almost a huge goat for not batting the ball away from Dez Bryant, or hitting him and knocking it away. LW: 43

42. Tyler Sash -- The Giants survived having to play Sash at the end of the game when Rolle banged his head. LW: 46

43. Marvin Austin -- Got a few snaps in goal line situations, that's it. LW: 41

44. Justin Tryon -- LW: 44

45. Adrian Tracy -- A non-entity. LW: 37

46. Mark Herzlich -- When Chase Blackburn got hurt you had to think Herzlich would play. That didn't happen. The giants went primarily to a two-linebacker set with Michael Boley and Keith Rivers. LW: 44

47. David Carr -- LW: 46

48. Jim Cordle -- LW: 48

49. Mitch Petrus -- LW: 49

50. James Brewer -- LW: 50

51. Jerrel Jernigan -- LW: 51

52. Adrien Robinson -- LW: 52

53. Adewale Ojomo -- LW: 53