CB Corey Ballentine – DUD
Typically a favorite target of opposing quarterbacks — as he was once again of Wentz — Ballentine completely whiffed on his opportunity to potentially make a game-changing play on a pass that would have actually been intended for him.
Ballentine, lined up as the gunner on a first quarter punt, was wide open after head coach Joe Judge ran the Giants’ offense on the field on 4th down before pulling them off for the punt unit with under :12 remaining on the play clock. Punter Riley Dixon appeared to notice Ballentine was uncovered, and rather than realizing it himself, the cornerback took off downfield taking away any possibility for a possible fake and potential game-altering play.
On defense, Ballentine was frequently identified and targeted by Wentz, which has become a running theme of the second-year defensive back’s career.