DE Leonard Williams
Leonard Williams and the Giants’ defensive line continued to prove their dominance on opponents’ rushing attacks.
Williams’ strong start helped close down the Browns’ rushing attack early, which untracked its momentum just enough to never get it going into high gear.
On the Browns’ second drive, Williams made a big stop on Nick Chubb behind the line of scrimmage to shut down the play. And it helped establish a tone that the rest of the Giants would continue to follow for most of the game.
Williams had six tackles throughout the game. And just a week after the Browns’ offense put up 493 yards and rushed for 138 yards against the formidable defense of the Baltimore Ravens, the Giants held them the Browns to under 400 yards total, just 106 of which were rushing.
Williams has anchored the right side of the Giants’ defensive line. His play on the run helps close down an offense’s best playmakers, as seen in the Giants’ ability to contain Chubb and Kareem Hunt to relatively quiet nights.