Ground and pound needs to be the formula
It took a while, after asking backup quarterback Colt McCoy to drop back and pass 13 times in the first half, the Giants committed to the running game in the third quarter and were rewarded richly for it.
By midway through the third quarter, the Giants’ offensive line began imposing its will on Bobby Wagner and the rest of the Seahawks’ front-seven, with Wayne Gallman and Alfred Morris were the benefactors.
Gallman busted out for runs of 60 and 23 yards, with each possession capped by Morris scoring touchdowns — one rushing and one receiving.
In the span of 5:00, the Giants tilted this game on its ear and began dictating to the Seahawks’ defense thanks in large part to recommitting to running game.
Gallman finished with 16 carries for 35 yards, while Morris scored two touchdowns.
As this season rounds into the stretch run, pounding the running game is going to be critical for the Giants and just might make them a tougher out than people expect.