After their win in Dallas, Stevie Brown and the Giants returned to the tri-state area just in time to prepare for Hurricane Sandy’s arrival on Monday. It would have been a long few days having to mull over a loss without electricity, but in large part because of Brown’s efforts, that wasn’t the case.
The safety had two interceptions and recovered a fumble in the 29-24 victory before battening down the hatches.
“We’re doing well, we’re doing well,” Brown said on “NFL AM” Tuesday morning. “It’s just me and my dog out here on the east coast. We’re both inside and safe and everything, and all the players, my teammates that I’ve talked to, they’re all doing well. Just no power right now. I haven’t spoken to one of my teammates that had any power. So we’re just hanging in there.”
Through eight weeks, Brown leads the NFL in takeaways with five interceptions and two fumbles recovered. He also has a league-best 168 interception return yards.
“It definitely feels good to get the recognition,” Brown said. “I didn’t even know I was the NFL leader in takeaways until I landed Sunday. My brother texted me and was telling me I was the leader in takeaways. I was like, man, that’s crazy. I would have never thought – unreal.”
Now Brown will prepare for a 4-3 Pittsburgh Steelers team that has turned the ball over just six times, which is tied for the lowest in the NFL (Houston Texans).
“We’re going to have to continue to do what we do,” Brown said. “We have to play good defense – stop [quarterback Ben] Roethlisberger, [wide receiver Mike] Wallace, [running back Rashard] Mendenhall, all them. And then Eli [Manning] on the other side of the ball is going to take care of business like always. So if we play as a team, we play hard, we’ll be good.”
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