Stock watch: Stevie Wonder edition

November, 4, 2012
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Before Eli goes toe-to-toe with Big Ben for only the third time in their careers, let's take a look at the Giants' Stock Watch heading into the game.

The musical selection this week is the great Stevie Wonder for streaking and slumping in honor of Stevie Brown's red-hot play.

"MASTER BLASTER (JAMMIN')" (streaking)

Stevie "Wonder" Brown: Dude has been a revelation. Two picks and a fumble recovery against Dallas and an NFC Defensive Player of the Week honor to show for it. From making the team as an extra safety to leading the NFL in takeaways, Brown now gives Perry Fewell the option of playing three safeties again when Kenny Phillips returns.

Lawrence Tynes: Steve Weatherford said Tynes was in store for a big season. He wasn't kidding. Tynes earned NFC Special Teams player of the month. In four October games –- all wins -– Tynes made 13 of 14 attempts and all 12 of his extra-point tries. His only missed field goal attempt was blocked. He added nine touchbacks on kickoffs in the four games.

The Black Unicorn: For helping his West New York, N.J., neighbors with cleaning the streets in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

"We had some people in [my] building complaining about having to walk up the stairs instead of taking the elevator," Martellus Bennett said. "I had to to tell them, 'Come on, really? You got to walk up six flights of stairs; there are other people that have a lot of worse things going on in their lives right now than having to walk up the stairs. You are in good situation right now, the only thing we don't have here is power.' It's all about perspective."

"I WISH" (slumping)

The secondary: Tony Romo passed for 437 yards and Jason Witten had 18 catches! The Giants had some breakdowns and Big Ben will expose them if there are more issues Sunday.

"Green Zone" offense: The Giants are settling for too many field goals. They had to settle for field goals inside the 20, three times against Dallas. If they are able to come away with a touchdown here or there, their 23-0 lead could have been much bigger and Dallas might've been down for the count. While Tynes has been excellent, the Giants need to score more touchdowns against more explosive offenses like Green Bay later this season.

Kickoff return: After coming oh so close to breaking one for several weeks, David Wilson has been a focal point of opposing special teams units. Wilson's longest return in the last two weeks has been for 32 yards against Washington. Dallas held him to a long of 24 yards last Sunday.
Ohm Youngmisuk has covered the Giants, Jets and the NFL since 2006. Prior to that, he covered the Nets, Knicks and the NBA for nearly a decade. He joined ESPNNewYork.com after working at the New York Daily News for almost 12 years and is a graduate of Michigan State University.
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