Eli Manning isn’t the only NY Giant to claim an elite position on Football Outsiders’ Week 6 MVP report. Ahmad Bradshaw comes in at #2 from the same report for most valuable RB’s.
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Bradshaw’s most valuable run of the day was a 30-yarder in the fourth quarter. His next three most valuable runs were all 1-yard touchdowns. He had four other first downs on the day, two of which came on 11-yard runs. He also had a 17-yard gain on first-and-10 in the first quarter.
It’s not that he’s one of my favorite Giants of all time, it’s not that he runs with heart every single play, it’s not that he was leading rusher of Super Bowl 42 — Ahmad Bradshaw called his shot last weak and the Giants totally backed it up with stellar play against the Bills.
The run blocking has been awful, Bradshaw called his line out for it a week ago. No one thought the Giants were going to do anything on the ground against the Bills. Bradshaw basically said ‘let me put the game on my back and do what I do best’… and then executed.
Great misdirections, great cutbacks, great effort, great extra efforts — 3 TDs and 130 total yards with a game sealing 30 yard run to put the Giants in scoring position… it looks like the Giants feature back just helped Big Blue turn a corner in 2011.