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New York Giants' Week 1 PFF Grades: Best, worst scores of the week

A look at the Pro Football Focus grades for the Giants after Week 1.

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Justin Tuck graded well on Sunday.
Justin Tuck graded well on Sunday.
Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Here is a look at the Pro Football Focus grades for the New York Giants from Sunday's


Rueben Randle + 2.9
Eli Manning +2.5
Hakeem Nicks +1.7
Victor Cruz +1.1

David Wilson -4.4
Will Beatty -4.4
Brandon Myers -3.5
Chris Snee -3.3
Henry Hynoski -1.7
Da'Rel Scott -1.6

Takeaways: Interesting that three of the four top grades were for Giants' receivers, although the grades don't really reflect their game impact  Also interesting to see that Eli Manning scored in the plus category despite his three interceptions.

No surprise that David Wilson received such an awful grade. PFF wrote that Wilson "was carrying the ball high and tight on both occasions, but was simply outmuscled by Dallas defenders ripping it out." That is a really bad sign.

Will Beatty got a -4.4 as Demarcus Ware got the better of him most of the night. Beatty surrendered two hits and four pressures on Manning. ... Brandon Myers was the worst blocking tight end in the league in 2012 (-20.4), and his -1.9 run-blocking score Sunday shows that hasn't changed. From my observation he simply isn't very physical or willing at the point of attack. ... Rough night for Chris Snee, who surrendered two sacks and three hurries.

For those wondering, Justin Pugh surrendered four hurries but ended up with an acceptable -0.4 score. James Brewer surrendered two hurries and compiled a -0.8 grade.


Ryan Mundy +3.4
Justin Tuck +2.9
Linval Joseph +2.7
Dan Connor +1.3
Terrell Thomas +1.2

Mark Herzlich -2.4
Mathias Kiwanuka -1.9

Takeaways: The numbers provide a stark contract between Connor and Herzlich, who ended up splitting time because of Connor suffering a burner. Herzlich was +1.1 in run support, but -3.3 covering the pass. ... I did think Ryan Mundy was solid, but did not realize he would grade this well. ... Justin Tuck was not spectacular, but he was active and was around the ball a lot. His grade reflects it, and it is a good sign for the Giants' defense. ... If you are curious, Jason Pierre-Paul graded at -0.2, well below his usual standards.