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Week 3 vs. STL
Rushing: 8 / 75 / 2
Graham entered the game in relief of Cadillac Williams and made the most of his opportunity. He ran the ball eight times, totaling 75 yards and rushing scores from eight and 28 yards out, putting the game away for Tampa Bay. Graham showed nice burst and decision making in picking his holes, and showed his toughness by not going down on first contact on a number of plays.
Week 4 vs. CAR
Rushing: 17 / 48 / 1
Receiving: 1 / 8 / 0 on 2 targets
Graham split time with Pittman after Cadillac Williams left the game with an injury. Graham ran for 48 yards on 17 carries and scored a touchdown from the one yard line. Tampa had gotten to the Carolina 13 yard line when Graham came into the game. He carried three straight times for the score. Later in the game, with the ball at the Carolina four yard line, Graham got four chances to score. The Panthers defense stepped up and held Graham out of the end zone on four straight plays.
Week 5 vs. IND
Rushing: 6 / 11 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 18 / 0 on 2 targets
Graham had a tough time running the ball against the Colts defense. There was rarely a hole to hit, and the Buccaneers quickly gave up the run game. Graham did catch both balls thrown his way, and showed the ability to get away from tacklers when given the chance.
Week 6 vs. TEN
Rushing: 13 / 29 / 0
Receiving: 6 / 17 / 0 on 9 targets
Graham ran the ball 13 times for just 29 yards and caught six passes for 17 yards on a team high 11 targets in the passing game. While he got a lot of touches in the ballgame, Graham could not do much with his opportunities with a long of just ten yards.
Week 7 vs. DET
Rushing: 19 / 92 / 0
Receiving: 13 / 99 / 0 on 18 targets
As if it wasn't evident in the stat line, Graham truly did it all in this game. The entire offense essentially ran through him, and he responded by performing like a workhorse. His 32 touches were more than the rest of the team had combined (28), and he looked outstanding in compiling his 191 yards from scrimmage. Graham picked up chunks of yards at a time, consistently moving the pile and picking up first down after first down. He was very physical, and picked up a lot of tough yards running inside between the tackles. He was consistently open on the underneath dump-offs, and it was evident that he knew what to do with the football in his hands. Take it with a grain of salt since it was against the Detroit defense, but on this day at least, Graham looked every bit a featured back. About the only negative one can find with his performance is that he failed to find the end zone. He had an opportunity early in the second quarter, but was stuffed at the five yard line after a nine yard reception. WR Ike Hilliard caught a wide open touchdown on the following play.
Week 8 vs. JAX
Rushing: 14 / 62 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 12 / 0 on 3 targets
Graham played well with the limited opportunities he was given. He broke tackles on several running plays, and ran good routes in pass coverage. One of his receptions was called back due to penalty and he was open on another pass play but the pass was thrown behind him.
Week 9 vs. ARI
Rushing: 34 / 124 / 1
Receiving: 2 / 13 / 0 on 4 targets
The game's offensive star, Graham was most effective between the tackles and finished the game with a career high 34 carries for 124 yards and one touchdown. He ran hard and with determination and overpowered the Cardinals defense often.
Week 11 vs. ATL
Rushing: 17 / 102 / 1
Receiving: 1 / 6 / 0 on 1 targets
Graham got off to a slow start in the first half, rushing seven times for 27 yards, but picked it up in the second half on his way to 102 yards on 17 carries. He seemed to get stronger as the game went on, and that showed on a fourth quarter 26 yard touchdown run. Graham continued to show a skill set that has helped him be successful to this point with excellent cut back vision and tough running in between the tackles. He also caught the only pass thrown to him for a six yard reception.
Week 12 vs. WAS
Rushing: 21 / 75 / 1
Receiving: 2 / 9 / 0 on 4 targets
Earnest Graham could not find much running room against the Redskins, as he finished with 21 rushes for 75 yards and had a long run of 12 for the game. He was able to get into the end zone, scoring from one yard out in the first quarter. Graham was targeted four times in the passing game and caught two of those targets for nine yards.
Week 13 vs. NO
Rushing: 22 / 106 / 1
Receiving: 7 / 37 / 0 on 8 targets
Earnest Graham ran the ball 22 times for 106 yards and added a 25 yard touchdown run while he shouldered the load for the Buccaneer rushing attack. He also contributed seven receptions for 37 yards in the passing game, including a 21 yard catch and run that set up the game winning touchdown. Graham ran the ball hard, showed great vision and has a nasty stiff arm that he used along the way to over 100 yards rushing.
Week 14 vs. HOU
Rushing: 15 / 61 / 2
Receiving: 6 / 45 / 0 on 11 targets
Graham finished with 15 rushes for 61 yards and two rushing touchdowns on the ground, and added six receptions for 45 yards in the passing game. He continued to run hard, and while he doesn't have breakaway speed, he uses his workmanlike attitude to get the most out of every run. His touchdown runs came from four and 11 yards out, and his 11 targets were a team high.
Week 15 vs. ATL
Rushing: 22 / 79 / 1
Receiving: 5 / 40 / 0 on 5 targets
Earnest Graham once again shouldered the load for the Buccaneers on the ground, rushing the ball 22 times for 79 yards and a one yard touchdown, and adding five receptions for 40 yards to lead the club in receiving as well. Graham continued to make plays on the ground and through the air and was the second most targeted receiver, finishing with five for the game.
Week 16 vs. SF
Rushing: 9 / 21 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 11 / 0 on 2 targets
Graham played in the first half, where he finished with nine rushes for 21 yards and two receptions for 11 yards. He watched the rest of the game from the sidelines with the rest of the starters.
Week 18 vs. NYG
Rushing: 18 / 63 / 1
Receiving: 4 / 27 / 0 on 6 targets
Earnest Graham ran the ball 18 times for 63 yards and added a first quarter touchdown from one yard out that put Tampa Bay on the board 7-0. Unfortunately for Graham and the Buccaneers, that was the only scoring they could manage until the fourth quarter. Graham was also used in the passing game, as he received six targets and brought in four receptions for 27 yards.