Brown is the fourth Giants player this season to receive a Player of the Week award. He is the second safety honored in three weeks, joining
Brown intercepted two passes, recovered a fumble and tied for the team-lead with six solo tackles in Dallas, where the Giants won their fourth consecutive game to improve their midseason record to 6-2.
Brown’s first interception, on Dallas’ initial offensive possession, was returned 37 yards and set up a
Five-and-a-half minutes later, Brown intercepted Tony Romo for the second time.
Brown’s two interceptions increased his season total to a team-high five. That is the NFL’s second-highest total and two more than anyone else on the team. His interception total is the highest by a Giants safety since Percy Ellsworth had six in 1999. Brown has at least one interception in four of the last six games. He was the second Giant with two picks in a game this season, joining Rolle, who had two picks in San Francisco on Oct. 14.
In his first two NFL seasons – one each with Oakland and Indianapolis – Brown did not have an interception.
Brown also has two fumble recoveries for an NFL-best seven takeaways.
Brown has 168 interception return yards this season, the highest total by a Giant since Dick Lynch tied the club record with 251 in 1963. Hall of Famer Emlen Tunnell had 251 interception return yards in 1949.
The Giants have had four NFC Player of the Week honorees in the season’s first eight weeks.
This is the second year in a row the Giants have had two different players honored as Defensive Player of the week. In 2011,