The Giants defeated the Redskins 31-7 in Week 13 at the New Meadowlands. It seemed like almost every player out there pitched in to assist in the team's victory.
But we will only pick one player for each unit for the POW segment.....
Offense: WR Derek Hagan
Hagan was walking the streets unemployed just a few short weeks ago. Sure, he knows the Giants' offense pretty well, but he only held a bit part in it during his first stint with the team.
On Sunday, he was the Giants' featured wideout - and he responded in a big way. Eli looked Hagan's way eight times on Sunday, resulting in seven completions for 65 yards. Many of the passes were to the back shoulder or down low. Hagan handled them with no issue.
Listen below for Hagan's post game comments
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Defense: DE Jason Pierre-Paul
Somehow I feel this won't be the last time he gets this distinction. The Giants' first-round selection had another stellar game, flying all over the field, wreaking havoc on the opponent. JPP had three tackles, recorded two sacks for losses totaling 15 yards, knocked down a pass and recovered a fumble. Just the beginning, folks. Get used to it.
JPP spoke to the media after the game
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Special Teams - WR Devin Thomas
Thomas was another guy who was out of work until a few weeks ago. Thomas added some zip to the Giants' special teams coverage with several big hits, a partially blocked punt and he downed another punt inside the five yard line. The Giants may have to keep him active for this reason once Steve Smith and Hakeem Nicks return.
Honorable mention - S Deon Grant
Can't say enough about what Grant has meant to this team this season. Sunday, he had another great game: 5 tackles -three on special teams, a forced fumble, two passes defended and a quarterback hit.
Kudos to Terrell Thomas and Brandon Jacobs, who were also considered.
audio courtesy Giants Communications Dept