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8. 2012 New York Giants

9-7-0, Finished 2nd in NFC East

Coach: Tom Coughlin
Defensive Coordinator: Perry Fewell

Defensive Alignment: 4-3

Defense SRS: 2.2

  • Allowed 344 points (21.5 points per game), 12th in the league
  • 3rd in turnovers (4th in fumbles recovered, 3rd in interceptions)
  • 8th in passing attempts
  • 6th in rushing touchdowns

Strong safety Stevie Brown led the team with eight interceptions for 307 return yards. Eight different players had a pick that season including D-end Jason Pierre-Paul. Middle linebacker Chase Blackburn forced four fumbles as ten different players dislodged a ball that turned into 20 fumble recoveries. Eleven different players tallied a sack with JPP (6.5) just edging out Osi (6.0). Free safety Antrel Rolle led the team in solo tackles with 73.

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