The Giants defense played well, until the end
Despite the fact that the New York Giants experienced a crushing final minute loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, some of their players had some encouraging Pro Football Focus grades.
The player with the highest overall grade is Giants’ defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence with an 86.6. Right behind him is fellow defensive lineman Leonard Williams with an 82.4. The Giants’ defensive front was absolutely great in this game. They came up with some huge stops and were very disciplined when Philly ran their read-option and special gadget plays with Jalen Hurts.
When it comes to the Giants’ offense, the highest graded player was wide receiver Sterling Shepard with a 78.4 and then coming in second is quarterback Daniel Jones with a 75.5. Shepard played great in his first game back in three weeks and Jones did all he could to try and help New York get a win.
The Giants’ offensive line wasn’t great, but they did give Jones a clean pocket on quite a few plays and Jones performed well with time.
New York tight end Evan Engram had a grade of 51.7, after dropping what would have been the game-sealing catch late in the game.
According to PFF, the worst Giants’ players were cornerback Ryan Lewis (30.0) and running back Devonta Freeman with a 33.1. Freeman left the game with ankle injury and never returned.
Giants’ rookie left tackle Andrew Thomas had a rough night as a pass blocker and ended up with a grade of 56.0 and pass protection grade of 32.5.