5 New York Giants Players Who Stood Out Preseason Week 2

5 New York Giants Players Who Stood Out Preseason Week 2

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It was not pretty, but the New York Giants were able to pull out their third victory of the preseason, defeating the Indianapolis Colts 27-26. In the process, there were a number of players who stood out as the Giants got on the comeback trail after going down 26-0. Here are five players who stood out in the preseason Week 2 game against the Colts.

5. Punter Steve Weatherford

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5. Punter Steve Weatherford

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Special teams are often overlooked, but they are an important part of winning football games. Last night the Giants' offense struggled, giving Weatherford plenty of opportunities to shine and that is what he did. Weatherford punted nine times Saturday night, and he responded by averaging 49.7 yards per punt, with a long of 60. If your punter constantly puts opposing offenses in tough field position, it helps to win games.

4. TE Adrien Robinson

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4. TE Adrien Robinson

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Coming into training camp, it was thought Robinson would be fighting for the starting spot. Instead he was buried on the depth chart, running no higher than the third-team offense. On Saturday, Robinson finally made his presence felt, coming up with two big catches on the Giants final, game-winning drive for 59 yards. The first of those two receptions came on fourth-and-16 as Robinson was found by Ryan Nassib streaking up the seam.

3. WR Corey Washington

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3. WR Corey Washington

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For the third-consecutive game, Washington caught a touchdown pass. For the second-straight game, it ended up being a game-winner. Washington has begun making a name for himself with his heroics late in games, and looks to be in great position to make the final 53-man roster. He was targeted three times in the game, and caught all three attempts for 20 yards and the touchdown.

2. Young Linebackers

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2. Young Linebackers

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Jacquian Williams was all over the field for the Giants, making nine tackles. He covered tight ends, Hakeem Nicks in the slot and then would be in pursuit for run plays. He showcased the versatility the Giants like enough to make him the full-time SLB. Devon Kennard finished with five tackles and added a sack. The Giants don’t normally blitz LBs, but it is an ode to Kennard's play and the overall improvement they feel their LB group has made.

1. QB Ryan Nassib

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1. QB Ryan Nassib

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After being demoted this week in practice, Nassib responded in a big way against the Colts. He played only the final two drives of the game, but he made the most of them. He completed 11 of his 15 passes for 158 yards and a touchdown on the game-winning drive like Curtis Painter the week before. Nassib put himself right back in the picture for backup duties to Eli Manning with his performance Saturday night.

Kenneth Teape is a New York Giants writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @teapester725 or join his Google network.


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