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Giants’ PFF grades vs. Eagles tell Saturday’s story


NFC Divisional Playoffs - New York Giants v Philadelphia Eagles
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Nothing in these grades should be all that surprising

Are there any surprises for the New York Giants in the Pro Football Focus grades from their season-ending 38-7 Divisional Round loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday night? Let’s find out.


PFF grades

Overall, these grades are not as awful as you might think judging from the Giants scoring only seven points.

Quarterback Daniel Jones had the lowest offensive grade, a 46.7. Jones threw an interception and missed a couple of open receivers on the rare occasions where he did have an opportunity to make plays.

Center Jon Feliciano (49.0) was the only other Giant who scored below 50.0. Feliciano was charged with a sack and three total pressures allowed.

Rookie right tackle Evan Neal allowed five pressures but was not charged with any sacks allowed. He finished with a 54.8 overall grade.

Andrew Thomas (80.1) was the highest-graded offensive player, but was charged with a sack allowed.

Ben Bredeson played 29 snaps at left guard and scored a 69.9. Nick Gates played 23 snaps and scored a 51.0.

Snap counts

In addition to the Bredeson-Gates split, it was noteworthy that Lawrence Gager player 15 snaps and Nick Vannett just one as a backup tight end.


PFF grades

No Giants’ defender scored higher than 68.0. That was Jason Pinnock, who played only seven snaps. Xavier McKinney (65.6) was the highest-graded Giants’ defender who played the majority of the game.

The Giants had nine defenders grade below 50.0. Noteworthy were:

Cornerback Adoree’ Jackson (47.1), cornerback Nick McCloud (46.0), edge defender Jihad Ward (38.0), safety Julian Love (32.3), edge defender Azeez Ojulari (29.6) and defensive tackle Justin Ellis (27.5).

Dexter Lawrence (59.2) was below 60.0 for only the second time in 19 games.

Snap counts

  • Ojulari, dealing with a quad injury, played just 14 snaps.
  • Linebacker/safety Landon Collins did not play on defense. He did play 10 special teams snaps.
  • Linebackers Jaylon Smith and Jarrad Davis each played 63 snaps.

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