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Entasked with the unenviable task of lining up against Victor Cruz and occasionally Hakeem Nicks, Graham responded masterfully. Cruz had three catches for only 21 yards and Nicks was shut out entirely. Both Graham and Williams deserve credit as they were both excellent in coverage.
It's nice to have a game where Williams didn't give up many big plays. He easily won the battle against Cruz, the Giants top wideout and one of the most feared slot receivers in the league. Williams also accumulated a lot of tackles, finishing the day with five.
Somewhat of a rough game for Brown who came in on obvious passing situations. Most of the day he was lined up against Domenik Hixon, who had the best day of any Giants receiver. Hixon beat Brown twice, on a play that was negated by offensive pass interference and then on a play that was the Giants only receiving touchdown in the game.
Solid start in place of Bernard Pollard. Ihedigbo did a decent job in coverage and he also put up four tackles.
Reed's day was masked by a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cruz. With it being an illegal hit, the only question is how much money Reed will be fined for it. It was an unfortunate call but with Reed's reputation as a repeat offender, he's not going to catch any breaks when he hits a player like that.
It's always enjoyable to see players who stuck out in the preseason making an impact in the regular season as well. Brown had a reputation as a turnover machine in the preseason, recovering three fumbles and catching an interception. He didn't have any recoveries today but he did get his first NFL sack and he got his first NFL tackle.