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Week 1 vs. WAS
Receiving: 2 / 15 / 0 on 3 targets
Smith had one catch for eight yards in the first half and another catch for seven yards in the second half. He was used primarily in three wide out sets as the slot receiver.
Week 2 vs. STL
Receiving: 2 / 19 / 0 on 3 targets
Steve Smith caught two of his three targets for 19 yards, however one was overthrown on a route where he had his defender beat. He played a crucial role in spreading the field and showed good elusiveness after the catch.
Week 3 vs. CIN
Receiving: 7 / 60 / 0 on 8 targets
Smith was a big possession receiver for Manning and the Giants as he brought in seven of his eight targets for 60 yards. He showed excellent hands and ran well after the catch, fighting for tough yards before being taken down. On the Giants go ahead drive in the fourth quarter, Smith snagged a short pass from Manning on a third and long and drove hard to the sticks, picking up the new set of downs and keeping the crucial drive alive.
Week 5 vs. SEA
Receiving: 2 / 27 / 0 on 3 targets
Steve Smith played in the slot on three receiver sets, and caught two of his three targets for 27 yards. The Giants did not pass much in the second half, instead preferring to stick with the run.
Week 6 vs. CLE
Receiving: 9 / 94 / 0 on 10 targets
Smith had a very nice first half as he led the team with six catches for 70 yards in the first half. He appeared to QB Eli Manning's safety value in the first half as he often hit on short passes beneath the coverage. Smith made some nice runs after the catch in the game and finished the game with nine catches for 94 yards.
Week 7 vs. SF
Receiving: 4 / 39 / 0 on 4 targets
Smith was looked to a little more as the game wore on, and came down with a couple of important first down grabs.
Week 8 vs. PIT
Receiving: 3 / 45 / 0 on 7 targets
Smith finished the day as the Giants' leading receiver, bringing in three catches for 45 yards. Smith could have easily had more however. Early in the fourth quarter, Manning put a deep ball right in Smith's hands, but the defender delivered a big hit and the ball popped out, costing Smith and the Giants some significant yardage. Smith's longest reception of the game was for 25 yards, coming on a drive late in the fourth quarter which set the Giants up for the eventual winning touchdown.
Week 9 vs. DAL
Receiving: 5 / 29 / 1 on 8 targets
Steve Smith did not start but was clearly Manning's favorite receiver during the first half. Manning and Smith seemed to be on the same page as they were able to connect for a first down on the opening drive and on two consecutive plays for a touchdown during the first quarter.
Week 10 vs. PHI
Receiving: 1 / 12 / 0 on 4 targets
Smith's first pass his way was catchable, but a hit dislodged the ball and it fell to the ground incomplete. Smith's only grab came on a third and four play that resulted in a first down.
Week 11 vs. BAL
Receiving: 2 / 17 / 0 on 3 targets
Smith had a quiet day through the air, catching two of his three targets for 17 yards.
Week 12 vs. ARI
Receiving: 4 / 45 / 0 on 5 targets
Smith had four grabs for 45 yards in the game. Smith was targeted deep twice, with one resulting in a 30 yard catch.
Week 13 vs. WAS
Receiving: 2 / 22 / 0 on 4 targets
Smith was a clear third option as usual, catching only two balls for 22 yards. His two catches were productive as they both were for 11 yards and resulted in first downs.
Week 14 vs. PHI
Receiving: 4 / 47 / 0 on 5 targets
Steve Smith finished the day as the Giants leading receiver even though he only saw five targets come his way. Catching four of five looks, Smith used the underneath routes and his elusiveness to get good yardage after the catch and prove to be the go to guy for Quarterback Eli Manning. He totaled 47 yards receiving using two of his catches to move the chains for New York.
Week 15 vs. DAL
Receiving: 5 / 59 / 0 on 9 targets
Smith was second on the team in targets, catches, and yards and four of his five grabs went for ten yards or more. The wide receiver picked up 14 yards on a third and 11 play in the second quarter that continued a drive that ultimately led to a field goal. Smith's game could have been better, but he had a 19 yard reception negated when he was called for an offensive pass interference penalty.
Week 16 vs. CAR
Receiving: 3 / 24 / 0 on 3 targets
Smith's first grab came on the team's second series and went for a gain of 10 and a first down. His second catch also came on the second drive and went for another first down. His third pass also came on the second drive and went for a first down.
Week 17 vs. MIN
Receiving: 2 / 20 / 0 on 3 targets
Steve Smith was active with Eli Manning with many looks. However, he only had two targets in the first half.
Week 19 vs. PHI
Receiving: 2 / 17 / 0 on 5 targets
Smith received five targets and totaled two receptions for 17 yards. One pass intended for Smith was picked off and he lost a fumble on a reception with less than two minutes left in the game. Two targets came on third downs.