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Week 1 vs. WAS
Rushing: 21 / 116 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 8 / 0 on 4 targets
Jacobs and the Giants' offensive line looked like they were in midseason form in this game. The run blocking of New York was excellent as they opened holes for Jacobs all game as he averaged five and half yards a carry. He had 11 carries for 74 yards in the first half. Jacobs consistently punished tacklers as they tried to bring him down. The Giants did have the ball on the Washington one yard line early in the game, but choose to roll QB Eli Manning out on a bootleg where he scrambled for touchdown. That was the only goal line opportunity for the Giants in the game. Jacobs broke his longest run of the game down the left side line for 24 yard gain in the second quarter. The New York offense sputtered in the second half but he added another 42 yards rushing as Jacobs looked very impressive in the season opener.
Week 2 vs. STL
Rushing: 15 / 93 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 2 / 0 on 1 targets
Jacobs started and ran hard between the tackles, wearing down the Rams defense and lowering his shoulder on multiple occasions. He finished with 93 yards on 15 carries while adding a reception out of the backfield. He was a big reason the Giants had ease moving the chains as he consistently broke off big runs and found his way into an overmatched Rams' secondary. Had it not been for a few nice tackles in space by the St. Louis corners, Jacobs would have found the end zone.
Week 3 vs. CIN
Rushing: 14 / 35 / 1
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Jacobs did not gain much yardage on the day but ran downhill with authority as he totaled 35 yards on 14 carries, finding the end zone for his first touchdown of the year. He pounded the defense most of the day and gave way to Derrick Ward late who was having much better success against a worn down Bengals front. He saw two targets on the day however he was unable to record a reception.
Week 5 vs. SEA
Rushing: 15 / 136 / 2
Receiving: 1 / 9 / 0 on 1 targets
Brandon Jacobs set the tone early in the game, breaking his second carry for 44 yards down the left side. Later in the third quarter he broke another one for 38 yards where he went untouched up the middle. He finished the game with 136 yards on only 15 carries, and two short touchdowns. His brute physicality overmatched the Seahawk front seven on numerous occasions. He caught his only target for nine yards on a play where he broke a number of tackles after a short grab.
Week 6 vs. CLE
Rushing: 14 / 67 / 1
Jacobs powered his way into the end zone on a strong run off the left side of the line early in the second quarter for his only score of the game. He carried three Cleveland defenders the last yard and half on the carry as he bulldozed his way over the goal line. But Jacobs only had five carries 29 yards in the first half and only 38 yards in the second half mostly because the Giants were playing from behind most of that half.
Week 7 vs. SF
Rushing: 17 / 69 / 2
Receiving: 1 / 6 / 0 on 2 targets
Jacobs was the primary ball carrier, and was given the ball in the red zone often. He was rested in the fourth quarter, as the Giants were playing with a lead the whole game.
Week 8 vs. PIT
Rushing: 18 / 47 / 0
Receiving: 1 / 6 / 0 on 1 targets
Jacobs gained only 47 rushing yards on 18 carries, failing to score a touchdown despite multiple opportunities. Early in the second quarter, Jacobs had a touchdown overturned when it was ruled his elbow was down before the ball crossed the line. The very next play, the Giants elected to go for it on fourth down, and Jacobs was again stuffed on a run up the middle. In the fourth quarter, Jacobs took a hit on a pass interference play and was seen limping a little bit after the play. Although he continued to play, Ward got the majority of the carries; it is not clear whether or not the two events are related.
Week 9 vs. DAL
Rushing: 17 / 117 / 1
Jacobs split time with Derrick Ward but was the most successful back in the offense. He ran with purpose and refused to be brought down easily. He did show the ability to make tacklers miss on a couple of runs during the second quarter. 11 of his 17 carries came in the first half as the Giants wore down the Cowboy defense by holding onto the ball for just over 20 minutes. During the second half he gained almost half of his total yardage against a defense that was clearly affected by the constant pounding by the two running backs.
Week 10 vs. PHI
Rushing: 22 / 126 / 2
Jacobs got off to a good start in this contest as he rushed for 32 yards on his first three carries which included a 20 yard pickup that took the ball down to the Philadelphia 18 yard line. The big back finished the first two quarters with 68 yards on nine carries, but his second quarter fumble was turned into a touchdown by the Eagles. On New York's first series of the second half, Jacobs got three consecutive rushes that he turned into 21 yards. He ended that drive by plunging into the end zone from three yards out to put the Giants up by three. Earlier in the fourth quarter, Jacobs added another rushing score when he scored again from three yards out. The rushing scores were the running back's eighth and ninth scores of the year.
Week 11 vs. BAL
Rushing: 11 / 73 / 2
Jacobs started the game off strong and then spent most of the second half watching as the Giants never trailed and Jacobs suffered from what announcers called an "undisclosed injury". Jacobs ran 11 times for 73 yards and punched in two first quarter scores as he helped the Giants jump out to a quick 13 point lead. Running with power and mainly off tackle, Jacobs ate up big chunks of yardage on the first couple drives before giving way to Ward and Bradshaw in the second half.
Week 13 vs. WAS
Rushing: 21 / 71 / 1
Jacobs who had missed the last game with an injury, returned to see a 21 carry workload as he gained 71 yards on the ground while running hard and looking healthy. He started the game and was in for a majority of the Giants offensive snaps. While starting slow in the first half, Jacobs remained persistent and was able to break off big runs in the second half while punching in a 3rd quarter touchdown run from one yard out.
Week 14 vs. PHI
Rushing: 10 / 52 / 0
Jacobs looked determined on the ground, getting off to a quick start but being forced out of the game due to an injury on his second run of the third quarter. He finished the game with 52 yards on ten carries which was good for leading rusher stats on the New York side. In his limited action, Jacobs looked good and was running with much more power than he showed last week against the Redskins. He picked his lane and ran downhill decisively, falling forward at time to minimal gains of three to four yards. On his second run, opening up the second half, Jacobs suffered an injury and was forced to miss the rest of the sidelines. He did not return.
Week 16 vs. CAR
Rushing: 24 / 87 / 3
Receiving: 1 / 5 / 0 on 2 targets
Jacobs was busy on the team's first two drives as he received 11 carries that he took for 40 yards and a two yard touchdown. He took a third quarter run down to the Carolina two yard line. Had a rush from the two yard line, but Jacobs lost two yards on the play. His touchdown rush in overtime sealed the Giants' victory. Jacobs also made once reception for five yards.
Week 19 vs. PHI
Rushing: 19 / 92 / 0
Jacobs had a productive day rushing the ball for the Giants and finished with 19 rushes for 92 yards. However, it just seemed New York could not hold drives together long enough for Jacobs to be used more effectively, and the Giants gave him the ball in predictable situations and the Eagles were ready for it. Jacobs was stopped on a key fourth and one play. He also had a five yard rush called back after officials ruled the snap came after the two minute warning before halftime.