Wayne Train barreling down the tracks
Wayne Gallman’s power-running style has picked up speed in recent weeks, and he looks more each game like an every down workhorse. It’s no secret that the Giants’ offense has been most successful since the Giants inserted Gallman into that role.
Gallman finished Sunday with 22 carries for 82 yards, and a touchdown.
From the start of the game, the Giants used Gallman as a battering ram when he touched the ball on seven of nine plays on New York’s opening possession that was capped by a one-yard Gallman touchdown plunge.
As the Giants were working in a new offensive line coach this week, and the line continues to improve, the best friend of an offensive line is the ability to consistently settle into being able to impose your will on a defense while run-blocking. The Giants did exactly that for much of Sunday.
By game’s end, the Giants called 37 runs and 38 passes, which is precisely the kind of balance that makes teams tough to beat over the final month of the schedule and into the postseason.