Mathias Kiwanuka: With Fewell using him up on the defensive line, the hybrid linebacker/defensive end had his best game of the season with two sacks, six tackles and three quarterback hits against Green Bay.
When Jacquian Williams gets healthy, that could allow Fewell to use Kiwanuka up front even more.
“TRY SLEEPING WITH A BROKEN HEART” (slumping)
Corey Webster: The Giants’ top defensive back did get some redemption with an interception against Rodgers. But the 61-yard touchdown that he gave up to Jordy Nelson shows that he’s still scuffling a bit and not all the way back to the level he normally plays at.
Prince Amukamara’s solid play has helped the Giants’ secondary.
Rueben Randle, punt returner: Randle may be emerging as the third receiver the Giants sorely need to step up. But at punt returner, the normally reliable Randle muffed two punts. On his second muff, though, the Packers were called for a fair catch interference penalty.
This, though, feels much more like an aberration.
Andre Brown: Sadly, Brown’s season came to an end when he broke his fibula last Sunday night against the Packers.
He was having the best season of his career with 385 yards and eight touchdowns on the ground and 12 catches for 86 yards. If the Giants make the Super Bowl, there’s an outside chance Brown could be back since the team placed him on its IR/designated to return spot.
With Brown out, the Giants will have to rely on Bradshaw in goal line situations unless Torain emerges as a power option in jumbo packages.