Peter King names Tommy DeVito, Isaiah Simmons among Players of the Week
After the Giants put together a complete game in their Week 11 win over the Commanders, several players were recognized for their individual performances.
In his weekly 'Football Morning in America' column, NBC Sports' Peter King named Tommy DeVito among the offensive players of the week
"At FedEx Field, DeVito, who grew up 11 miles from MetLife Stadium, completed 18 of 26 passes for 246 yards, with three touchdown passes and no picks for a 137.7 rating. "Not a lot of people get this opportunity," DeVito said. He'll get more, beginning next Sunday against Bill Belichick and the Patriots," wrote King.
DeVito's 137.7 passer rating in Week 11 was the highest of any undrafted rookie in the common draft era (since 1967).
Meanwhile, he had a perfect passer rating of 158.3 on third down as he completed seven of eight passes for 113 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Between his three touchdown passes against the Commanders and his two against the Cowboys last week, DeVito became the first Giants quarterback with at least five in his first two NFL starts since 1950.
'Good Morning Football' host Peter Schrager also awarded the rookie quarterback with his Week 11 game ball.
DeVito was not the only Giant recognized by King for their performance in Week 11.
Linebacker Isaiah Simmons made his best play as a member of the Giants on Sunday when he intercepted a pass from Commanders quarterback Sam Howell and returned it 54 yards for a touchdown to seal the victory.
This play led to Simmons being named one of King's three defensive players of the week.
"With Washington driving in the final minute trying to score the winning TD, Simmons picked off a Sam Howell pass at the New York 46-yard line and ran nimbly down the left sideline for the clinching score. Giants, 31-19," King wrote.
Simmons added four solo tackles along with the interception.
View photos from the Giants' Week 11 matchup against the Washington Commanders.