12-07-2011, 09:07 AM
RE-FOCUSED: PACKERS @ GIANTS, WEEK 13 (https://www.profootballfocus.com/blog/2011/12/06/re-focused-packers-giants-week-13/)

Excerpt: "I wasn’t confident enough about it to actually pick
them, but I did have a feeling all along that this game could have ended up an
upset, with the Giants coming out on top.

As it turns out, it wasn’t quite to be as the Packers escaped with their
perfect record intact but the Giants made it tough for them, and could well have
ended up on the winning side had any one of three major reviews gone in their

The Giants opened the scoring, putting the Packers behind for the first time
in a month, but in the end Aaron Rodgers was able to show his class and drive
down the field effortless with the win on the line and put them in position for
a comfortable field goal attempt. Let’s look at that special player and more in
our performances of note.</p>

<span style="COLOR: #008000; FONT-SIZE: medium">New York Giants –
Three Performances of Note</span></p>

<span style="FONT-SIZE: small">D-line Studs</span></p>

As you may have gathered, Jason Pierre-Paul had a bit of a
day (<span style="COLOR: #008000">+11.6</span>). He was
destroying the Green Bay blindside and proving constant pressure, nine in total
during the game, while also batting down a pair of passes alongside some
excellent work in the run game. Next to him was defensive tackle Linval
Joseph (<span style="COLOR: #008000">+3.9</span>), who
wasn’t a factor as a pass-rusher where he failed to generate any pressure at
all, was a constant force in the run game, earning eight tackles from his
defensive tackle spot, seven of which were defensive stops. The only down side
to Joseph’s play on the first two downs is that it forced Green Bay into third
and long situations where Aaron Rodgers just makes the play for fun this

<span style="FONT-SIZE: small">McKenzie’s bi-polar

Dealing with Clay Matthews is far from easy, and Kareem
McKenzie can probably attest to that now. He seemed completely unable
to block the Packer in pass protection, and he surrendered a sack, three hits
and three more pressures in his 43 snaps pass blocking in the game. It’s lucky
that McKenzie was able to salvage something from the day with his run blocking.
While he earned a <span style="COLOR: #ff0000">-5.0</span>
grade for his pass protection, he was able to notch a <span style="COLOR: #008000">+2.4</span> grade for his run blocking,
and together with avoiding penalties that dragged his overall grade up to a
<span style="COLOR: #ff0000">-2.2</span>. McKenzie has always
been a strong run blocker, and he won’t get many tougher assignments than
Matthews, but this is the kind of performance in pass protection that will have
people very quickly assessing whether he can still get things done at this

<span style="FONT-SIZE: small">Ross fading after his great

Earlier in the season Aaron Ross was playing like the former
top pick he once was, but recently that form has deserted him. He was thrown at
ten times in this game, allowing seven receptions for 79 yards. That mark isn’t
terrible, but what explains his<span style="COLOR: #ff0000">
-4.2</span> grade is when the mistakes came and how big they
were. Together with Antrel Rolle the pair conspired to blow a
coverage completely for a touchdown to Donald Driver late in the first half
which gave Green Bay the lead. Ross also missed a tackle on Greg Jennings with
just 21 seconds left of the game, which allowed 18 yards and put the Packers
into comfortable field goal range for the winning kick. Ross hasn’t been a
terrible player, but he is back to making seriously costly mistakes." Read more...

BJacobs aka The Problem
12-07-2011, 12:28 PM
Nice read, thanks for posting, but I'm confused. In the middle there it talks about a right tackle. Did the Giants play with a right tackle last game? O_o