The Giants shocked the Patriots (again) and now we as a server of public information and entertainment have finally decided to do a “Players of the Week” spot each Tuesday….
Offense: WR Victor Cruz
Thought we’d choose TE Jake Ballard didn’t you? Well, we were, but Cruz carried the Giants between the 20s on Sunday. The Giants asked Cruz to step into Hakeem Nicks’ spot and did he ever. QB Eli Manning targeted him 11 times, connecting on seven for 91 yards. He drew three eyeballs on him the whole game, leaving Ballard basically uncovered on many plays.
Defense: LB Michael Boley
Boley won’t make the Pro Bowl, but who cares? He’s playing like a Pro Bowler. Sunday he had ten total tackles with a sack, a forced fumble and a pass defended. Paycheck: earned.
Special Teams: P Steve Weatherford
Weatherford is the anti-Dodge. He is doing just about everything the team needs him to do this season. Sunday, he hit five punts inside the 20. Doesn’t get much better than that….