2. Giants LB Bobby Okereke
Just like Banks, linebacker Bobby Okereke was a huge factor in the Giants win on Sunday. Okereke was signed by the Giants after playing his first four seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. General manager Joe Schoen inked Okereke to a four-year, $40 million deal and he's been worth every penny thus far.
And after already being Top 5 in the NFL in tackles, Okereke picked off Jones and he was able to take it back 55 yards. This interception was also huge because the Patriots were mounting a 12-play, 69-yard drive and were knocking on the door to break the scoreless tie. But Okerke picked off Jones and his long return helped set up the Giants first and only touchdown on the day.
This INT would have been even better for Okereke if he would have been able to take it to the house, but luckily DeVito was able to hit Isaiah Hodgins shortly after for a score. Okereke feels like an under-the-radar guy who doesn't get enough national attention. He has played lights out for Martindale and he's also been a ton of fun to watch.