DEFENSE: S Stevie Brown, New York Giants
- Brown had two interceptions, recovered a fumble and had six tackles in the Giants’ 29-24 win at Dallas.
- He is only the third Giant to record at least three takeaways in a game against the Cowboys, joining WILLIE Williams (1969) and Terry Kinard, who did it twice (1983 and 1987).
- Brown’s three takeaways accounted for half of the six turnovers forced by the New York defense as the Giants recorded four interceptions and recovered two fumbles.
- Two of Brown’s takeaways led to scoring drives for the Giants and his third was an interception inside the red zone with 1:03 remaining in the game and the Giants up by five points.
- Brown has an interception in four of the past six games (five interceptions). His five interceptions are already the most in a season by a Giants safety since 1999 (Percy Ellsworth, 6).
- Brown’s 168 interception-return yards are the most by a Giant since Dick Lynch in 1963 (251).
- In his third year from Michigan, this is Brown’s first career Player of the Week Award.
- He is the second Giants safety to be honored this season, joining Antrel Rolle (Week 6). Previously, no Giants safety had won the award since 1998 (Percy Ellsworth, Week 16).
- This is the first time in franchise history two Giants safeties have been named Defensive Player of the Week in the same season.