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Giants’ Week 14 PFF grades: Huge step back for OT Andrew Thomas

Cardinals took advantage of poor play from all three Giants offensive tackles

Arizona Cardinals v New York Giants Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

An immobile Daniel Jones was under siege on Sunday when his New York Giants were overwhelmed by the Arizona Cardinals, 26-7. Jones and backup Colt McCoy were sacked eight times and pressured on 24 of 32 drop backs (75 percent) on Sunday.

That’s astounding. Haason Reddick had five sacks and and two pressures. Ex-Giant Markus Golden had a sack and five hurries.

Sunday was a huge step backwards for Giants rookie left tackle Andrew Thomas. After straight solid weeks in which he had allowed just one sack, and back-to-back weeks in which he had not allowed a single pressure, Thomas’s performance on Sunday graded out as perhaps his worst of the season, per Pro Football Focus.

Thomas was charged with allowing two sacks and five hurries in 32 pass-blocking snaps, finishing with a season-worst 21.4 run-blocking grade. A 63.4 run-blocking grade brought his overall grade to 38.0.

Guard Shane Lemieux and right tackle Cameron Fleming were each charged with allowing a sack and four total pressures. Rookie right tackle Matt Peart surrendered a sack and three pressures in only seven pass-blocking snaps. He had an overall 41.8 grade.

Jones was charged by PFF with two of the sacks, and Kevin Zeitler and Will Hernandez were graded as each allowing one sack.

Zeitler (89.2 overall) was the Giants’ highest-graded offensive player. Thomas was the lowest.

Defensively, David Mayo (95.1, 15 snaps) and B.J. Hill (84.2, 21 snaps) were the highest-graded Giants.

Defensive tackle Dalvin Tomlinson (81.6) had a sack, four hurries and a pair of run stops. Nice day for the Giants’ Walter Payton Man of the year Award nominee.

Three Giants defenders graded below 50.0. Edge Carter Coughlin had the lowest grade (30.4, 64 snaps). Coughlin graded poorly (25.4) in pass coverage, giving up completions all four times he was targeted. Devante Downs graded at 40.6, but played only five snaps. Tae Crowder checked in at 48.8 in 45 snaps.

Rookie Xavier McKinney played 39 snaps with Darnay Holmes sidelined, and graded out at 57.3.