MVP: LG Shane Lemieux
The rookie guard started in place of Will Hernandez, who tested positive for COVID-19. And the rookie guard showed he can be a confident starter.
The offensive line is often passed over. It’s usually when someone does something wrong, like a holding call or a false start, that you notice them. But Shane Lemieux was noticed for doing all the right things.
On the Giants first touchdown, Lemieux made a beautiful block on the left side to keep the pocket open long enough for Jones to throw a great pass to Dion Lewis. On the Giants second touchdown, Lemieux showed off his run-block abilities, opening a hole just big enough for Gallman to sneak through. His effort went noticed by Gallman, who is not a player who scores many touchdowns, but still felt like the big man Lemieux deserved to spike the ball.
The offensive line for the Giants has been a porous revolving door for years. But Lemieux was a refreshing sight to see. The Giants need to find him some more playing time, if not a starting position. He was hands down this game’s MVP.