Stevie Brown takes NFC defensive player of the week

AP

Safety Stevie Brown’s three takeaways gave the Giants a major boost en route to their 29-24 win over the Cowboys and they have also made him the NFC defensive player of the week.

Brown intercepted Tony Romo twice on Sunday and also recovered a fumble by running back Felix Jones in the fourth quarter to set up the last of Lawrence Tynes’ five field goals. Brown’s game continued a strong stretch for the journeyman who has stepped in for Kenny Phillips well enough to make the loss of the starter a non-issue for the Giants over the last month.

Brown has four interceptions in his four starts for the Giants, all of which have ended with the Giants celebrating a victory. While Phillips is getting closer to a return from the knee sprain that has kept him on the sideline, Brown has done enough to ensure himself a role in the Giants secondary over the rest of the season. He could fill a role that Deon Grant filled in 2011 as a third safety that helps the Giants overcome shortages at cornerback caused by injury.

Antrel Rolle, the other starter at safety for the Giants, picked up a head injury in the Dallas game so there almost certainly won’t be any significant change to Brown’s status in the immediate future.

8 responses to “Stevie Brown takes NFC defensive player of the week

  1. Honestly I totally understand why the Giants are hated by so many. Great owners, Best GM in the league, arguably best coach, most clutch QB, best WR duo, best D- line, solid special teams, deepest roster, 2 SB in 5 years, I would hate us too! Go Blue!!

  2. It’s fun to watch the consistent success of the “next man up” for Big Blue. I can’t think of another team who embodies it as we’ll as the Gmen, kudos to Coughlin et al for creating that culture

  3. We lead the league in takeaways. Fewell, a former DB, loves giving his DBs opportunities to make plays, and they’re all ballin’.

    Rolle with his game vs. SF, Kenny was FLYING around before he got hurt, now Stevie.

    Too bad Webster is regressing horribly.

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