Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 9/11/12

Last week: 14 (-4)

Record: 0-1

Yes, they may be defending Super Bowl champs, but they were also the worst regular season team to even win the Super Bowl in terms of wins and point differential. They’re a good team that can get hot, but not an elite team. I said that before the season and I stand by it now. They have major problems in the secondary and on the offensive line and while they have the talent to make the playoffs, they play in football’s most crowded division in the tougher conference. I think the 4 NFC East teams will all cannibalize each other in divisional play, finish with 8-10 wins, and only send one team to the playoffs.

Studs

QB Eli Manning: 21 of 32 for 213 yards, 1 touchdown, 0 interceptions, 4 drops and 1 throw away, 106.1 adjusted QB rating, pressured 15 times

RE Jason Pierre-Paul: 6 quarterback pressures on 30 pass rush snaps, 2 solo tackles, 1 missed tackle, 1 stop on 30 run stop snaps

LOLB Keith Rivers: 6 tackles, 1 assists, and 4 stops on 13 run stop snaps, 1 completion for 10 allowed yards allowed on 2 attempts

LOLB Michael Boley: 1 quarterback pressure on 4 blitzes, 1 interception and no completions allowed on 2 attempts

P Steve Weatherford: 4 punts for 201 yards, 3 of 4 inside the 20, one touchback, 3 returns for 3 yards, 44.5 net yards per punt

Duds

RT David Diehl: 2 sacks, 5 quarterback pressures allowed, run blocked for 4 yards on 2 carries

LT Sean Locklear: 1 quarterback hit, 4 quarterback pressures allowed, run blocked for 8 yards on 3 carries

RB David Wilson: 4 yards on 2 carries, 1 fumble

WR Victor Cruz: 6 catches for 58 yards on 11 targets, 3 drops on 36 pass plays, 2 penalties, 2.8 YAC per catch

CB Corey Webster: 5 completions allowed for 127 yards and a touchdown on 6 attempts and 1 deflection

CB Justin Tyron: 3 completions allowed for 61 yards and a touchdown on 3 attempts, 1 missed special teams tackle

LE Justin Tuck: No sacks, quarterback hits, or quarterback pressures on 21 pass rush snaps, 2 solo tackles, 1 missed tackle, 1 stop on 24 run stop snaps

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