Devonta Freeman gives offense a much-needed jolt
After two weeks of mastering the Giants’ playbook, Freeman emerged as the bellcow and looked every bit the part of the explosive downhill runner this offense needed to finally forge an identity.
Freeman finished Sunday’s game with 17 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown, while adding two catches for 27 yards, and set the tone for the Giants on the first offensive possession. Right out of the gate, Freeman rushed for 11 yards on three carries, including a nine-yard gain and added an explosive play on an 18-yard catch and run.
Sunday, Freeman finished with more rushing yards than any Giants running back to date this season. In addition to hard-nosed running up the middle, he also showed patience throughout the game letting the holes open in front of him before powering to the second-level
Instrumental in powering the Giants’ first touchdown drive in two-plus weeks, if Freeman is able to continue to play at this level, he’s going to be a focal point of a Giants’ offense. He might just be the key to the offense turning a corner in a big way.
Matt Lombardo is the site expert for GMenHQ, and writes Between The Hash Marks each Wednesday for FanSided. Follow Matt on Twitter: @MattLombardoNFL.