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Top 5 Single-Game Performances of 2016


In's "Top 5" series, we rank the best games, plays and moments from the 2016 season. Here are the Top 5 single game performances of 2016:


Against a desperate Washington team fighting for its postseason life, Rodgers-Cromartie intercepted Kirk Cousins twice, the second of which sealed the victory with 1:12 to play. Rodgers-Cromartie also added a sack and earned the eighth and final weekly award (four defense, three special teams, and one offense) for the Giants in 2016.


Date: December 11, 2016
Opponent: Dallas Cowboys
Location: MetLife Stadium

Five of Wing's nine punts were downed inside the 20-yard line, while Dallas totaled just 3 yards on three punt returns. In order, Wing pinned the Cowboys at their own 18, 3, 9, 11 and 3 to help limit the hottest team in the NFL to just seven points. He was equally impressive in the following game against Detroit and became the first Giants player to win back-to-back Special Teams Player of the Week awards since they were instituted in 1984.


Date: November 27, 2016
Opponent: Cleveland Browns
Location: FirstEnergy Stadium

Pierre-Paul had a career-high 3.0 sacks of Josh McCown, forced a fumble that was recovered by Kerry Wynn, and returned another 43 yards for his third career touchdown. The seven-year veteran became the first NFL player with at least three sacks and a fumble return touchdown of at least 40 yards in the same game since 1982, the first year individual sacks became an official statistic. He was also the first Giant with at least three sacks and a touchdown in the same game since George Martin on Nov. 24, 1985.


Date: October 23, 2016
Opponent: Los Angeles Rams
Location: Twickenham Stadium, England

Collins recorded two interceptions that led to 14 points, returning one 44 yards for a touchdown and setting up the game-winning score on the other. Collins also had a game-high eight solo tackles in the Giants' 17-10 victory. After the bye week, Collins returned to become the first Giants player to win player of the week awards in consecutive games as he posted 12 tackles and an interception vs. Philadelphia.


Date: October 16, 2016
Opponent: Baltimore Ravens
Location: MetLife Stadium

Beckham established a personal best with 222 receiving yards, scoring touchdowns from 75 and 66 yards out. The second score was the game-winner on a fourth-and-1 with 1:24 remaining in the game. The 222 yards are the second-highest total in franchise history, exceeded only by Del Shofner's 269 yards vs. Washington on Oct. 28, 1962.

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