Backfield committee taking shape for stretch-run
With Devonta Freeman out, the Giants turned to Alfred Morris and Wayne Gallman to power the running game, and that’s exactly what they did, particularly in the second half.
At one point in the third quarter, Morris and Gallman combined to average 5.5 yards per carry in the game and each had their share of explosive runs.
While Morris turned the clock back, averaging 7.4 per carry on his way to a 67 yard performance, Gallman consistently not only churned out tough yards but on several occasions looked on the cusp of breaking off a long run or more.
Gallman finished with a team-high 68 yards and a touchdown.
If the Giants are able to replicate their first half success in coming weeks and the ground attack with Gallman and Morris prove capable of salting out games, the offense might be able to pull off some upsets over the second half of the season.