Pro Football Focus takeaways from Week 10 win over Eagles
The Giants earned their second consecutive win and their third of the season after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, 27-17, at MetLife Stadium in Week 10. The Giants now enter their Week 11 bye with a 3-7 record, tied with the Eagles in the win column for the lead in the NFC East.
The Giants had some strong performances on both sides of the ball in this crucial division win, their first over the Eagles in four years.
Here are some takeaways from the Week 10 win from Pro Football Focus:
* Daniel Jones put together the strongest overall performance of his career in Sunday's win over the Eagles, according to the analytics site. Jones earned an overall grade of 84.2, the highest grade on the team and the highest PFF grade of the young QB's career. He benefited from his strong day on the ground, as his nine carries for 64 yards and a touchdown helped him earn a 79.4 run grade. He finished with a passing grade of 77.3.
* When faced with a clean pocket, Jones was an impressive 18 of 18 for 188 yards and earned a passing grade of 93.1, ranking first among all quarterbacks. The young signal-caller also went 7 of 9 for 167 yards on passes 10+ yards downfield, leading to him being the highest-graded passer of the week on such throws.
* Guard Kevin Zeitler was the second-highest graded Giant in Week 10, receiving an overall grade of 77.1. Zeitler got a 79.3 grade on 32 pass blocking snaps before leaving the game with a concussion.
* Sterling Shepard continued his solid play this season, earning a 76.6 overall grade after he caught a game-high six passes for 47 yards.
* On the defensive side of the ball, Dexter Lawrence led the way with a 72.5 overall grade after registering a sack and two solo tackles. He received a solid 72.9 run defense grade in this win over the Eagles.
* James Bradberry has remained a consistent force in the secondary all season. On Sunday, Carson Wentz threw at Bradberry eight times, resulting in two receptions for 15 yards with two pass breakups. Wentz' finished with a passer rating of 39.6 when targeting Bradberry, helping the veteran corner earn a 71.7 coverage grade.
* Jabrill Peppers had a solid overall performance, as he lead the team with seven tackles (six solo), 0.5 sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss and one quarterback hit. His PFF grade showed this balanced effort, as Peppers earned a 70.6 pass rush grade, a 69.4 coverage grade and an 82.1 tackling grade.
2021 Pro Bowl voting opens
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL has scrapped its traditional format for the 2021 Pro Bowl. 88 All-Star players will still be voted on by fans, players and coaches to determine who makes the Pro Bowl roster, with each group representing one-third of the vote. However, the game itself, originally scheduled to take place at the brand new Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, will not actually be played.
Instead, the league will work closely with the NFLPA and other partners to create a variety of engaging activities to replace this year's Pro Bowl game. This virtual recognition of the season's finest players will provide fans the opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of their favorite stars.
Voting for the 2021 Pro Bowl opened today. Be sure to submit a vote for your favorite Giants at NFL.com/pro-bowl.
Due to the cancellation of this year's game, the league announced last month that the 2022 Pro Bowl will be awarded to Las Vegas, with the festivities once again set for Allegiant Stadium.
View photos from the Week 10 matchup between the Giants and Eagles at MetLife Stadium.
Closer Look: Giants shut out Eagles on third down
Check out the video below to view Super Bowl champion Shaun O'Hara take a closer look at the Giants' impressive defense on third down during the team's Week 10 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.