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New York Giants’ Eli Manning & Two Others Named to PFF’s All-Postseason Team (2008-2013)

February 5th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
By Dan Benton

Following the conclusion of Super Bowl XLVIII and their subsequent grades, Pro Football Focus announced on Tuesday their All-Postseason Team (2008-2013). And although the Super Bowl XLII champion New York Giants missed out on the cut by only a single year, their Super Bowl XLVII championship team did not.

Using their time-tested formula, Pro Football Focus chose from the highest rated postseason performers dating back to 2008. And the very first player named to the All-Postseason team? None other than Big Blue quarterback Eli Manning, who received a +20.6 rating for his performance during the 2011 Super Bowl run which culminated with a Lombardi Trophy and Super Bowl MVP Award.

"It had to be something special to beat out the 2010 year of Aaron Rodgers and boy was it. Manning did the unthinkable in overcoming ridiculous amounts of pressure to push his team to the big game where his Giants would win it all."

But Manning wasn't alone. Two other Giants were also named to this team, including wide receiver Hakeem Nicks who received a +7.6 rating. Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who received a +13.0 rating, was also named to the team.

"When you see the gap between Fitzgerald and Nicks you see just how good Fitzgerald was in pulling the Cardinals to the promised land. It was a remarkable effort that saw him average over 111 yards in four games, including a herculean effort in the Super Bowl. Nicks has fallen on hard times with injuries, but if you think he has the talent he displayed in 2011, then you make him an offer he can’t refuse in free agency."

And, finally, there was punter Steve Weatherford who was given a +7.3 rating.

"An underrated weapon in the Giants field position based attack."

It's also worth noting that Manning's +20.6 was the highest rating for any NFL player in the postseason over this span (2008-2013).

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6 Responses to “New York Giants’ Eli Manning & Two Others Named to PFF’s All-Postseason Team (2008-2013)”

  1.  fanfor55years says:

    Well, this absolutely proves the invalidity of PFF’s statistical models. It just cannot be true that the bum with the goofy face and the stud brother is the best post-season player of the last five years (and probably of his entire era if the stats were taken back to 2005). He stinks.

    And while we’re at it, let’s get rid of that bum Nicks, who is worth FAR less to this team than Linval Joseph, who certainly cannot be replaced as easily as one of the top receivers in the NFL. Pffff on PFF.

    At least they got Weatherford right. I’ve said ever since the Super Bowl I attended in Indy that he was the secret weapon in that game. He pinned the Pats deep all day with precise sideline punting. He was brilliant.

  2.  JBeast3 says:


    Krow says:
    February 5, 2014 at 11:23 AM
    Eric Ebron is NOT a reach at 12. In fact there’s a decent chance he won’t even be there. Now I’m not saying we don’t need OL help. We do. In fact we’re desperate. But there’s a distinct possibility that no 12th-pick-worthy OLman will be sitting there when our turn comes round. And if Ebron is all they say he is … do you pass on the next star TE to reach for need?

    I agree he isn’t a reach at 12, also i think there isn’t an OL that will be there thats worth the 12 spot; BUT i think if Dennard or Watkins is still on the board at 12 they need to be the pick even over Ebron. OL can be taken care of in round 2 and 3. Yes, I’m not against taking a OL in back to back rounds based on what we do in FA. A draft of Dennard Yankey and Stork in the first 3 rounds would be amazing.

  3.  fanfor55years says:

    Well, I really haven’t started to form many opinions about the draft yet, but I wouldn’t be unhappy with Ebron, Dennard, or Watkins at #12.

    I really like Lewan, not because I think he’s the best tackle out there (though he’s among the best), but because he’s a tough mean, player. I think he’s a better version of what David Diehl was when he came out of Illinois, and I think he’ll be better than Will Beatty. And we NEED toughness.

    One of the reasons I lean toward Dennard over Gilbert is that I think the former is just tougher than the latter. Both are very good, but I want guys who fly and love to hit. I’m absolutely convinced that if Dennard is brought in here we will see Prince turn way more aggressive and do what he is fully capable of doing, which is put himself among the elite corners in the NFL who combine size, speed and toughness.

    •  JBeast3 says:

      Agreed on the Prince comment. If Prince takes that step and Dennard is brought in this defense has a chance to be really special esp if Beason is brought back. I like Lewan but i feel like we can fix OL in rounds two and three and get us a special player in round 1.

  4.  Levito says:

    I think you mean XLVI. XLVII was last year with the Ravens and 49ers.

  5.  fanfor55years says:

    I’ve actually taken the time to talk to some friends from Wisconsin and look at some tape of the Packers (who are my second favorite team).

    I’m convinced that we got an absolute gem in McAdoo. We will see more creativity in our offense by Week 2 than we’ve seen in all of Kevin Gilbride’s career. How many of you know that the Pack actually used a wide receiver as a back in the Red Zone so they could threaten the defense down there with an extra mismatch? And then ran out of that formation for touchdown? They used four tight ends in one formation, with one going into motion. They had a fullback split out wide. they used a defensive back on offense in two games.

    And oh, they LIKE to speed up the game by getting out of the huddle fast and running their plays quickly. We are going to have to do without our old tempo on offense of having plays get to Eli with 18 seconds on the clock, getting the call set with 12 seconds left, going to the line, making the read, calling an audible and then, hopefully, snapping the ball as the clock runs to 1 or zero. I sure am going to miss that.

    Adding McAdoo could easily be worth the equivalent of one stud offensive lineman and a quality tight end. This was a GREAT hire, and we should all be thankful for John Mara finally saying he’d had enough and forcing Gilbride out. I don’t care what story they retail. That’s what happened and only complete Coughlin apologists pretend otherwise.

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