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9. 2005 New York Giants

11-5-0, Finished 1st in NFC East

Coach: Tom Coughlin
Defensive Coordinator: Tim Lewis

Defensive Alignment: 4-3

Defense SRS: 1.7

  • Allowed 314 total points (19.6 points per game), 14th in the league
  • 3rd in turnovers (1st in fumbles recovered, 10th in interceptions)
  • 69.01 expected points contributed (9th most in league, 6th most in NFC)

Free safety Brent Alexander led the team in interceptions with four as ten different players had a pick. Eleven different players forced a fumble, with third-year defensive end Osi Umenyiora led the unit with four strips. Osi, then 24 years old, also led the team with 14.5 sacks en route to the Pro Bowl and a First Team All-Pro selection. Michael Strahan, ten years Osi’s senior at 34 years old, notched 11.5 sacks and joined Umenyiora at the Pro Bowl.

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