Oct 4, 2015; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings (23) stiff arms Buffalo Bills strong safety Bacarri Rambo (30) as he runs for a touchdown during the second half at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Giants beat the Bills 24-10. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Hoffman-USA TODAY Sports
Running The Football
The Giants running game has been improved this season but it still isn’t good enough. The mark of a good rushing attack is the average yards gained per carry. The Giants are averaging 3.6 yards a rush as a team. Shane Vereen averages 4 yards per carry but has only 25 attempts. Jennings has gotten the most work load carrying the football and averages just 3.4 yards.
The Giants are 26th in rushing yards per game this season at 91.2. The Giants cannot depend on the rushing attack and it seems like a good chunk of their yards have come on futile draw plays on third and long. It just isn’t good enough right now for the Giants rushing attack. I think a more flowing zone blocking scheme such as the Atlanta Falcons run would electrify the ground game for the Giants.
The lack of rushing yards though shows one positive thing for the Giants. The Giants offensive line has held up as it has had to protect Eli Manning an awful lot. The Giants offense is too often one dimensional and that could eventually catch up to this team.
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