Behind the Curtain (Part Deux): Giants Defensive PFF Grades

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Part II of New York Giants player grades courtesy of Pro Football Focus. This time we turn our attention to the defensive side of the ball, evaluating all three levels.

 

Defensive Ends

Justin Tuck

  • Leads the defensive front with 688 snaps played
  • Last three weeks he’s been on the field for 89.7%, 98.6% and 88% of downs
  • 16.2 overall grade (5th among qualifying DE)
  • 12.5 run defense (5th)
  • 3.2 pass rush – 9 sacks, 11 hits and 36 hurries (T-3rd)
  • 29 defensive stops (8th) resulting in failed offensive plays

Mathias Kiwanuka

  • -26.0 overall grade, ranking 51st of 51 qualifying ends
  • -6.6 against the run (49th)
  • -16.0 pass rush (51st) – 5 sacks, 10 hits and 17 hurries
  • 7 penalties committed

Jason Pierre-Paul

  • 2.7 overall in 11 injury riddle games
  • 9.6 stopping the run (8th)
  • -6.0 pass rush – 2 sacks, 6 hits and 23 hurries (Umenyiora 4 hits & 17 hurries)

Damontre Moore

  • 66 defensive snaps
  • -1.8 pass rush grade, 3 QB hits
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