As always, snap count number per Pro Football Focus.
– Brandon Jacobs whined about not getting many touches in a Men’s Fitness article this past week. Tom Coughlin and Kevin Gilbride apparently don’t care that BJ is unhappy. 16 snaps, only 4 carries. 10 yards. Non factor.
– The Giants went with a high number of 3 WR sets, as Victor Cruz got 43 snaps. Cruz continues to be a pleasant surprise – 7-99-1 on 9 targets.
– Speaking of pleasant surprises, the percentage of snaps Jake Ballard has played in each game this year:
Game 1 – 48%
Game 2 – 53%
Game 3 – 66%
Game 4 – 72%
Game 5 – 73%
Game 6 – 94%
Game 7 – 99%
He’ll have to play every snap against the pats to keep that trend going. Travis Beckum got 4 snaps.
– Stacy Andrews was listed as questionable against Miami. He didn’t play. The Giants instead went to Kevin Boothe for extra beef in the jumbo packages – 10 snaps for Boothe.
– Justin Tuck, coming back from neck and groin injuries, was limited to 28 snaps. Osi Umenyiora was limited to 36.
– Greg Jones got back out onto the field for some significant action. He got 34 snaps, up from 4 each of the past two games.
– With Santana Moss out, Anthony Armstrong started, but only got 19 snaps. Terrence Austin (40) and Niles Paul (31) both saw more action. Leonard Hankerson made his debut last week, when he got 2 snaps. This week, he got 10, and had his first career catch.
– Roy Helu got 35 snaps, but didn’t have any carries. Ryan Torain got 22 snaps, and got 8 carries. The Skins signed Tashard Choice yesterday. More on that either later today, or tomorrow.
– London Fletcher was listed as questionable, potentially ending his streak of 222 consecutive games played. So much for that. He played every snap.
– Rocky McIntosh played 45 of 67 snaps. Keyaron Fox got the other 22. Per Chris Russell of ESPN radio, that was a coaching decision, although he has also been playing through an ankle injury.