Wayne Gallman rushes for 100 yards, keeps touchdown streak alive
If there is one member of the NY Giants offense who has proven worthy of an expanded role in recent weeks, it is running back Wayne Gallman.
In the absence of Devonta Freeman, Gallman has stepped up since his return from injury and become the focal point of the Giants’ ground attack, rushing for 199 yards and five touchdowns over the past four weeks.
Two weeks ago against the Eagles, Gallman rushed for 53 yards and a season-high two touchdowns.
Gallman, though, has not eclipsed 100 yards in a single game this season and his season-high is just 68 yards. Sunday could change that.
Then Bengals enter Sunday with the NFL’s 28th ranked rushing defense, surrendering an average of 136.2 yards per game. Jones’ mobility, particularly on zone-read plays has been a calling card of the Giants’ offense in recent weeks and been critical to the team’s resurgence, but this feels like the game Gallman is legitimately featured.
Is a final stat line of 19 carries for 112 yards and two touchdowns wholly unreasonable for Gallman?