For the second week in a row, the New York Giants have a player who was named the best on his side of the ball in the conference.
Last week it was Odell Beckham Jr. off the strength of an amazing (and gutsy) 8 catch, 222 yard, 2 TD performance against the Baltimore Ravens. Not only was it the best game of his career, but his 211 yard (2 td) second half, was one of the best halves of football in league history.
This week the honor goes to second year safety Landon Collins, who was named the NFC Defensive Player Of The Week.
Collins’ spectacular game in London against the Los Angeles Rams included eight tackles, 2 passes defensed, and his first two interceptions of the season, and his first NFL touchdown — which came on his first interception.
Landon Collins with the Pick-Six Of The Yearpic.twitter.com/VTaCw7CisS— NFL Retweet (@NFLRT) October 23, 2016
Through the first half of the 2016 season Collins has established himself as one of the Giants’ consistently best players on either side of the ball. He shows up every week and constantly influences the game playing near the line of scrimmage. This is what the Giants had in mind when they traded up to 33rd overall to get the Alabama product.