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Safety Landon Collins remains catalyst behind surging New York Giants

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Giants are trending upward.

As NFL media personnel begins to put together Pro Bowl selections and end of the year award nominees, expect them to have second-year defensive back Landon Collins in mind.

During the Giants’ five-game win streak, the former Alabama safety has been on a tear. He’s totaled 43 tackles and became the first player since Phillippi Sparks (1995) to record an interception in four consecutive games.

The 6-foot, 225-pound safety returned to victimize Carson Wentz, Andy Dalton and Jay Cutler, helping New York earn wins over Philadelphia, Cincinnati and Chicago. Coach Ben McAdoo’s team is now 7-3 (2-3 start), while Collins leads the defense in tackles (80) and interceptions (five) and touchdowns with one.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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