RB Wayne Gallman – Stud
Devonta Freeman heading to injured reserve with a high-ankle sprain and hamstring injury cracked the door open for Gallman to vault to the top of the running back pecking order, and Gallman kicked the door down.
With 9:54 remaining in the third quarter, Gallman took a handoff and leapt over the line of scrimmage and into the end zone for a touchdown.
“I’m just focusing on getting in however I can, that’s it,” Gallman said, of his hurdling touchdown. “But, of course, ball security. Keeping the ball tight. At the end of the day, I’m just trying to get into the end zone and trying to show some aggression and play to win.”
In his strongest performance of the season, Gallman looked every bit the part of an explosive downhill runner against the Eagles. Gallman rushed for 53 yards and two touchdowns.
If Sunday is any indication, with Alfred Morris starting to show his age after consecutive solid performances, Gallman just might be the Giants’ lead-dog for at least the next two games, if not longer.
“I’ve seen him really improve fundamentally,” Judge said. “in ball security, in open field running, in the goal line type runs, making sure he gets across the goal line, reaching with our pads and not reaching the ball out. So I’m very pleased with how Wayne is playing.”