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GIANTS’ MID-SEASON MADDEN RATINGS
The fourth-year defensive end is the only Giant with a ranking above 90 and was awarded a 95 in quarterback pursuit, a 92 in finesse moves and a 67 in power moves.
Fellow defensive end Justin Tuck earned an 89 overall rating while defensive tackles Linval Joseph and Cullen Jenkins earned ratings of 85 and 82, respectively. The Giants defensive line is the highest-rated unit on the team with an average rating of 87.
Wide receiver Victor Cruz has the second-highest rating on the team at 90 overall.
Quarterback Eli Manning dropped seven spots from the start of the season, from a 91 overall to an 84. But the team’s signal-caller wasn’t the only player to depreciate in the Madden ratings.
Wide receiver Hakeen Nick fell two spots, from an 89 to an 87 and tackle Will Beatty dropped from a 90 to an 85. Despite leading the team in receiving in Weeks 5, 6 and 7, Rueben Randle dropped one point, from 78 to 77.
Here’s a look at the Giants’ Madden ratings as of Week 9:
|Player Name||Position||Overall Rating|
“With Chris Snee and David Baas, I feel for those guys because they are two guys that worked extremely hard coming off the surgeries. Each and every day that we were here at work, they worked as hard as anyone with their rehabbing and also in the meeting room and studying the tape and getting ready, preparation to play. So, you know, you feel for those guys because, foremost, they are two guys that really helped the younger guys. And they continue to help even though they’re on IR so that just says a lot about them.” -Offensive line coach Pat Flaherty
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