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Giants vs. Texans snap counts: Giants make some interesting lineup adjustments

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Let's look at Sunday's snap counts for the Giants vs. the Houston Texans.

The Giants gang-tackle Houston's Alfred Blue
The Giants gang-tackle Houston's Alfred Blue
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As we do after every New York Giants game, let's examine the snap counts to see what we can learn about how things are unfolding for your favorite team.

Offense

Taking over for Jerrel Jernigan as the Giants' third wide receiver, Preston Parker played 43 snaps. He was productive, with three catches for 33 yards.

Corey Washington played only two snaps.

Tight end Adrien Robinson played three snaps, all in the goal line situation following the interception by Antrel Rolle.

Defense

For me, here is where things were really interesting.

Without Jon Beason, the Giants moved Jameel McClain to middle linebacker. How did they fill McClain's role on the strong side? By moving Mark Herzlich there. Freed of middle linebacker responsibilities, Herzlich played 27 snaps and did a nice job with four tackles, one for loss.

Rookie Nat Berhe got on the field for 19 snaps, as the Giants mixed and matched a bit more with Walter Thurmond III out for the rest of the season.

Markus Kuhn, back from an ankle injury, saw his first action of the season. He played 13 snaps.

Among the defensive ends, Jason Pierre-Paul played 54 snaps, Mathias Kiwanuka 53, Robert Ayers 26 and Damontre Moore 20.