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
3. The Running Game Is Not Good
The Giants rushing attack isn’t something they can rely upon. The Giants rank 26th in rushing yards per contest. As a team they rush for 3.8 yards per carry. This isn’t anything to write home about because you would ideally rush for over 4 yards per carry. Rashad Jennings who gets the bulk of the rushing attempts averages 3.8 yards per carry.
While all four of the Giants running backs have rushes for over 10 yards, the running game produces very little on a regular basis. The big plays are the exception to the rule. The Giants need to go back to the drawing board because this offense desperately needs the balance of the running game. But how can you keep going to a play that isn’t effective and doesn’t get you ahead of the sticks? This is the conundrum the Giants must figure out as the season progresses.
One thing is for sure the Giants rushing attack could use more Orleans Darkwa. Darkwa in a limited workload is averaging 4.7 yards per carry. He seems to spark the Giants rushing attack yet he gets the fewest touches of the football. This makes absolutely no sense.
Next: 4. The Running Backs Have Been Good Receiving Threats