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    RE-FOCUSED: PACKERS @ GIANTS, WEEK 13

    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
    favor.




    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.



    New York Giants –
    Three Performances of Note




    D-line Studs




    As you may have gathered, Jason Pierre-Paul had a bit of a
    day (+11.6). 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
    (+3.9), 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
    season.




    McKenzie’s bi-polar
    day




    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 -5.0
    grade for his pass protection, he was able to notch a +2.4 grade for his run blocking,
    and together with avoiding penalties that dragged his overall grade up to a
    -2.2. 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
    level.




    Ross fading after his great
    start




    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
    -4.2
    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...


    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Re: RE-FOCUSED: PACKERS @ GIANTS, WEEK 13

    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

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