Flowers hasn’t missed a snap since the 2015 season.
Giants quarterback Eli Manning extended his consecutive starts streak to 208 in Sunday’s 31-21 loss to the 49ers, which matched his brother Peyton for the second-longest streak in NFL history by a quarterback.
But Manning isn’t the Giants’ ironman. That distinction belongs to left tackle Ereck Flowers, who has played 1,926 straight snaps. The streak started in Week 15 of the 2015 season.
Flowers’ durability and toughness have never been in question. More impressively, the 2015 first-round pick is working on a streak related to his performance: Flowers hasn’t allowed a sack in 282 pass-blocking snaps, according to Pro Football Focus.
That streak started after he allowed three sacks in a Week 2 loss to the Lions and it is the longest active streak among tackles, according to PFF. Flowers didn’t allow a pressure against the 49ers on Sunday, which is only the second time in his career that that’s happened.
Ereck Flowers hasn’t allowed a sack since Week 2
282 pass blocking snaps – Longest active streak among OTs in NFL
— Ryan Smith (@PFF_Smith) November 13, 2017
Now, before anyone gets carried away with PFF stats, it must be noted that the site still grades Flowers as the 50th-best tackle in the NFL this season. Flowers finished at No. 57 last season.
Flowers grades as the 34th-best pass-blocking tackle, but he ranks 69th out of 78 tackles in run-blocking. It appears that Flowers, who was known as a strong run-blocker, is overcompensating for his struggles in pass protection. He is lining up with an extra wide split and his left leg is set back significantly, which helps him against speed rushers but makes it difficult to fire off the ball on run plays.
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