Stevie Brown had his eighth interception of the season on Sunday, enough to earn him a second NFC Defensive Player of the Week honor.
Brown picked off Michael Vick (who hasn’t?) in the first quarter of the team’s 42-7 bludgeoning and returned it 48 yards to set up the Giants’ first touchdown. He also had six solo tackles in the game.
Brown was also the NFC DPOW after he had two interceptions and recovered a fumble against the Cowboys in Week 8. He’s the first Giants safety to receive two Player of the Week awards in one season and the team’s first defensive back to be honored twice in one year since cornerback Jason Sehorn in 1997. Safety Antrel Rolle won the award in Week 6, meaning Giants safeties accounted for three of the 17 NFC Defensive Player of the Week awards in 2012.
Brown’s eight interceptions were the most by a Giant since Willie Williams had 10 in 1968. He'll be a restricted free agent this season and said that the Giants have already informed him that he will be tendered although it's not clear at what level.
Brown isn't the only Giants who could win an individual honor for Sunday's win (which was clouded by elimination from playoff contention). Eli Manning's five touchdown passes, the most by a Giants since 1981, made him a candidate for the FedEx Air Player of the Week. PEyton Manning and Christian Ponder are the other nominees there.