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PFF grades: Andrew Thomas and Cameron Fleming shine

Neither offensive tackle allowed a single pressure

New York Giants v Seattle Seahawks
Andrew Thomas
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My how things have changed for the New York Giants! Four straight victories. Five wins in seven games. First place in the NFC East. All of this after an 0-5 start.

The Pro Football grades from Sunday’s 17-12 victory over the Seattle Seahawks reflect just how different things are for the Giants these days.

Offense

Remember when Andrew Thomas was a bust and Cameron Fleming was a useless veteran turnstile who was just taking up snaps that should have been going to Matt Peart?

Well, on Sunday Fleming (87.5) and Thomas (87.1) were the Giants’ highest-graded offensive players. Neither player surrendered a pressure in pass blocking. Thomas’ grade was — by a full 15 points — the best of his rookie season. Somehow, yours truly failed to directly include either tackle on the ‘Kudos’ list.

The Giants surrendered only 7 pressures overall, and four of those came from running back Dion Lewis, who had an embarrassing 2.5 pass-blocking grade. That’s what happens when you give up a sack and 4 total pressures in 5 pass pass-blocking snaps.

Shane Lemieux gave up one pressure and had a 19.3 grade in 20 pass-blocking snaps. His overall grade in 42 snaps was 42.3 Will Hernandez played 16 snaps, gave up a pressure in 6 pass-blocking snaps and had an overall grade of 72.5.

Defense

Inside linebacker Blake Martinez (81.3/10 tackles in 60 snaps) was the Giants’ highest-graded defender being suffering a back injury on Sunday.

Rookie Carter Coughlin graded at 73.6 with 3 pressures and 2 stops.

The Giants had 14 defenders compiled grades of 62.7 or higher. Only two defenders, reserve defensive linemen B.J. Hill and Austin Johnson, graded below 50.0.