Giants Defense Has Been Shockingly Good in Key Area

The New York Giants defense has been shockingly good in one key area.
The New York Giants defense has been shockingly good in one key area. / Corey Perrine/Getty Images
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Even with a 3-7 record, the New York Giants have a chance at the NFC East crown. The team has won two straight games, including their latest against divisional foe the Philadelphia Eagles. Defensive coordinator Patrick Graham has helped guide the Giants' defense in his first season back with the team.

New York is finding ways to pressure the QB this season. They have racked up 25 total sacks, which ties them with the Baltimore Ravens, Arizona Cardinals, and Seattle Seahawks for the 7th most in the league.

Defensive end Leonard Williams has set the tone on defense, breaking through for 5 sacks this season. He is tied for 20th in terms of individual sacks across the league.

15 Giants have registered at least 0.5 sacks this season, and 12 players have at least 1 sack, showcasing the pressure-by-committee approach for New York. The Giants' defense, led by Graham, has helped keep the team in games. They are allowing the 11th-fewest points per game among NFL teams (23.6).

New York has a bye in Week 11 before a matchup with the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 12.


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