New York Giants: Five Reasons To Start Talking Playoffs

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Oct 19, 2014; Arlington, TX, USA; New York Giants running back Andre Williams (44) on the field before the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Dallas beat New York 31-21. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

5. The Three-Headed Running Back Monster

If Tom Coughlin is right about one thing, it’s established the run game and limiting fumbles. An established run game means that you can control the clock effectively and pass the ball when needed. This is something the Giants really lacked in 2014. It’s safe to say that this year it’s going to change.

Rashad Jennings plays like the perfect bell cow back when he’s healthy. He can run through the trenches without an issue and is able to take hits without fumbling. His problem is that he can’t stay healthy when he’s running the ball that much. So the Giants decided to get an insurance policy.

Andre Williams is one big boy. I don’t think anything could stop him when he’s running at full speed. The way he plows through defenders is just amazing. He is the perfect goal line and third down back. He almost guarantees a couple of yards gained every time he touches the ball.

Next in line is the newly acquired Shane Vereen. Vereen was called in for one reason and one reason only. The Giants want him to catch the ball out of the backfield. He will be a pivotal part of the Giants’ West coast offense because it has a lot of screens and short passes. Williams and Jennings did not bode well when it came to catching passes.

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