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Giants' sack-masters are the best postseason D-line

Scouts Inc. has ranked the defensive lines of all 12 teams in the postseason, and the Giants' pass-rushing monsters are at the top of the list.

Originally Published: January 1, 2008
By Scouts Inc.
Their running backs have been banged up and their quarterback has been up and down, but the Giants' defensive line has been the best in the league all season in terms of rushing the passer. Things are no different heading into the playoffs, as New York leads Scouts Inc.'s rankings of the defensive lines of all 12 postseason teams.

The New York defense started to gel during a Week 3 win over division rival Washington, and the Giants haven't looked back. They lead the league with 53 sacks, thanks in large part to the trio of DEs Osi Umenyiora, Michael Strahan and Justin Tuck. The overall talent of the group makes it hard for opposing offensive lines to concentrate on a single player. Many offensive coordinators have to adjust their protections and keep extra blockers in to counter this outstanding defensive unit. This front four also is stout against the run, yielding only 97.7 yards per game.


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