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What can we learn from Giants’ PFF grades, snap counts vs. Colts?

Let’s see who graded well, and who did not

Indianapolis Colts v New York Giants
Richie James
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Let’s check the Pro Football Focus graded and official snap counts for the New York Giants from Sunday’s 38-10 drubbing of the Indianapolis Colts.

Offensive grades

  • The highest-graded offensive player for the Giants was wide receiver Richie James (87.5). That will happen when you catch all seven passes thrown your way and score a touchdown.
  • Left tackle Andrew Thomas was the highest-graded offensive lineman (82.4). He had an 88.2 pass-blocking grade and did not allow a single pressure in 30 pass-blocking snaps.
  • Oft-criticized right guard Mark Glowinski had a solid 76.5 overall grade. He allowed just one pressure in 30 pass-blocking snaps.
  • Rookie right tackle Evan Neal (73.8) had a nice game. He allowed just one pressure in 30 pas-blocking snaps.
  • Nick Gates was the lowest-graded offensive lineman at 51.0. He had a poor 27.1 pass-blocking grade, giving up two pressures in 14 pass-blocking attempts. Gates also had a tripping penalty.

Offensive snap counts

  • Neal is the only Giant offensive player who played every snap.
  • Gates ended up with 37 snaps and Ben Bredeson 36.

Defensive grades

  • PFF really liked the work Landon Collins did, giving him a team-best 89.4 grade. His pick six helped a little as he had a 92.4 coverage grade.
  • Xavier McKinney scored a 66.6 in his return.

Defensive snap counts

  • McKinney played 48 snaps (83 percent) in his return to action.
  • Collins played 32 snaps (55 percent).
  • Edge defender Azeez Ojulari played just seven snaps. The Giants didn’t really need him.