Giants-Texans Week 10: Offense, defense and special teams snap counts

The New York Giants held on to defeat the Houston Texans, 24-16, in Week 10. They led from start to finish and are now an impressive 7-2 on the season.

The performance was far from perfect as the Giants shot themselves in the foot several times, likely costing themselves additional points and a smoother win. But at the end of the day, a W is a W.

There’s a lot to break down and a lot to go over but before we look ahead, let’s look back. Here are the snap counts that contributed to the Giants’ latest victory.

Offensive snaps: 69
Defensive snaps: 64
Special teams snaps: 30

The 26 offensive snaps for wide receiver Kenny Golladay are telling. He entered the game expected to play a “significant role” but was benched in the second half after failing to secure either of his first two targets (one a clear drop).

Head coach Brian Daboll also went extra heavy in this game, which is why so many reserve offensive lineman took snaps. Nick Gates again led the way in that department. The returning Matt Peart also saw time on the field.

On defense, linebacker Tae Crowder saw his role almost completely diminish. He was benched in favor of rookie Micah McFadden, who took 56% of the defensive snaps.

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Story originally appeared on Giants Wire