PFF Preview: Giants @ Eagles, Week 6

An old NFC East rivalry is renewed as the Giants take on the Eagles. Joe Velardo has stats on some of the more surprisingly good players in this matchup.

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PFF Preview: Giants @ Eagles, Week 6

2014-Prev-WK06-NYG@PHIThe New York Giants and Eli Manning hope to continue their momentum Sunday night against a Philadelphia Eagles’ defense that has graded out negatively in pass coverage -4.7, but positively in rushing the passer +5.0.

Manning has yet to post a red overall grade this year and is ranked 13th among QBs in Accuracy Percentage while letting his passes go in 2.5 seconds or less on 65.7% of his drop-backs; only three QBs have a higher percentage of quick throws. Coming after him this week, both Connor Barwin and Trent Cole are Top 10 among 3-4 OLBs in Pass Rushing Productivity coming in at fifth and sixth, respectively, combining for 33 pressures with seven of them being sacks.

Despite the lack of running game production, the Eagles’ only cumulative positive offensive spot is their run blocking with a +5.7 mark. The return of Lane Johnson helped in that department, posting a +1.6 grade run blocking in his first game off suspension. New York’s Jason Pierre-Paul will look to continue his run dominance, coming in at No. 1 among DEs with at least 30 snaps in Run Stop Percentage, and is also the No. 1 overall 4-3 DE with a +15.4 grade.

Here are three more notable numbers for each side:

New York Giants

William Beatty – Beatty is having a resurgent season as the top OT in the league so far and has graded out at +3.3 or higher in each of the past four weeks.

Johnathan Hankins – Hankins is 12th in Run Stop Percentage and second in Pass Rush Productivity among DTs with 60 snaps. He also has a +11.4 overall grade.

Robert Ayers – The third-best overall DE grade with a +11.7 with an astounding 10 stops and 17 pressures in only 162 snaps.

Philadelphia Eagles

Jeremy Maclin – Currently graded 13th among all WRs and is tied with Kendall Wright for the most catches without a drop with 25.

Darren Sproles – Holds the No. 1 return grade in the league with a +4.5 and is averaging 15.9 yards per punt return, tops among players with more than five returns.

Brandon Boykin +5.3 pass coverage grade and has the second-least amount of yards given up along with the third-lowest QB Rating among CBs with at least 85 snaps in the slot.

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