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Studs and duds from New York Giants’ Week 12 win vs. Patriots


The New York Giants took on the New England Patriots at a wet MetLife Stadium on Sunday and the play on the sphere was about as ugly because the second-half climate.

Each the Giants and Patriots resembled the 2- and 3-win groups they’re and confirmed why they’re close to the underside of the league in most metrics. It was an unsightly slog of a sport that appeared to attract on and on.

Tackling was abhorrent, drops have been considerable, missed assignments have been frequent and there have been treasured few highlights over 60 sport minutes. It was only a poor show of NFL soccer.

Ultimately, the Giants held on thanks to 3 Patriots interceptions and a missed chip-shot discipline as time expired. Oogly.

Here’s a have a look at a number of the studs and duds (and studly duds) from the Week 12 win.

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If there was a star on Sunday afternoon in East Rutherford, it was rookie broad receiver Jalin Hyatt. He dazzled along with his pace and footwork, hauling in 5 receptions on six targets for 109 yards. It was the primary 100-yard efficiency for the third-round choose.

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You gained’t discover tight finish Daniel Bellinger within the field rating however that lack of manufacturing isn’t what landed him right here. He struggled mightily as a blocker, lacking blitz pickups in go safety whereas getting crushed as a run blocker. His regression in 2022 has been jarring.

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Linebacker Bobby Okereke did miss a few tackles on Sunday (who didn’t?) however was arguably one of the best defender on the sphere. He was second on the Giants with eight tackles (seven solo), including two passes defensed and an interception that was returned for 55 yards.

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If there was a worse offender for misses on Sunday, tell us within the feedback under. Not solely did linebacker Isaiah Hodgins whiff on a number of tackles, however he additionally let a would-be interception go proper off his fingertips. It was a sport of almosts for Simmons one week faraway from a game-sealing pick-6.

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Rookie quarterback Tommy DeVito continues to be struggling to regulate to the processing pace on the NFL stage and his pocket presence leaves a bit to be desired however all issues thought-about, he performed fairly properly. Different rookie quarterbacks have struggled far more mightily in opposition to Invoice Belichick and DeVito held his personal. He completed the sport going 17-25 for 191 yards, one landing, and no interceptions. He was credited with two fumbles (one misplaced).

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It’s changing into clear that Sterling Shepard’s days in New York are coming to an finish. He’s not the identical receiver he as soon as was regardless of exhibiting flashes right here and there, and Sunday’s efficiency was proof of that. Shepard hauled in a single reception on three targets for six yards, zero yards after the catch, and one drop.

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Linebacker Kayvon Thibodeaux was credited with one other half-sack, bringing his season whole to 11, however his play exterior of that was so-so. He made a terrific open-field sort out of Ezekiel Elliott to avoid wasting a possible first down, but additionally overpursued at occasions, acquired eaten up by opposing blockers and in any other case struggled to generate constant stress.

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  • P Jamie Gillan
  • RB Saquon Barkley
  • CB Deonte Banks
  • S Xavier McKinney

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  • CB Nick McCloud
  • OL Tyre Phillips
  • OL Justin Pugh
  • DL Rakeem Nunez-Roches
  • DL A’Shawn Robinson
  • RB Matt Breida

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