Wayne Gallman and Alfred Morris
It felt unfair to give either Wayne Gallman or Alfred Morris an A without giving the same to the other.
Jason Garrett called a great game, and it was all based off the run. Gallman carried the ball 14 times for 68 yards and a touchdown, while Morris had nine carries for 67 yards. Each back showed effort and skill against the strong defensive front of Washington.
It didn’t seem to bother either. Gallman isn’t a huge back, but he hits the holes as hard and as fast as if he were Derrick Henry. Most of Gallman’s carries came in between the tackles. But as his 4.9 rush average shows, he manages to make sizable games each time he touches the ball. Effective running inside opens up play action for Daniel Jones, as well as outside rushes for Morris.
Morris averaged 7.4 yards per carry, and showed his former team that he still has plenty left in the tank. Most of Morris’ rushes were outside the ends, and he’s fast enough, quick enough, and strong enough to get around the edge rusher and plow forward to pick up additional yards.
The combination has been a welcomed surprise, especially after the injuries to starter Saquon Barkley, and then the next starter the Giants installed, Davonte Freeman. The Giants have always been at their best when they effectively run the ball. It seems like Gallman and Morris are keeping this facet of the team alive.