Not a lot has gone right for the New York Giants this season. However, the team appears to be righting the ship as they have won two straight games after a 0-6 start.
“We still believe,” Giants quarterback Eli Manning said, according to ESPN.com. “These last two weeks we’ve played our best football, together as a team, both sides, helping each other out, relying on each other. We’ve got to continue to build off that.”
The victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 8 was a team effort. With that being said, who is one player that should be given the game’s Most Valuable Player Award?
It is not often that a field goal kicker receives the game ball, but I have to imagine everyone would agree Josh Brown deserves it. Brown had converted 78 percent (7-for-9) of his field goals prior to Sunday’s contest. However, the statistic greatly improved after he made a career-high five field goals in five chances, three of which were longer than 40 yards.
New York’s stellar defense was a big reason for the win, especially since the Giants have not won a game without scoring a touchdown since 2002. However, the fact that Brown was able to keep the pressure on the Eagles by making every field goal he attempted is reason enough for him to get the recognition.
After not playing since the 2011 season, Brown’s success this season has been one of the lone bright spots in a year full of darkness. The good news is the Giants still have time to make a run at a postseason berth with the NFC East division wide open.