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Week 1 vs. WAS
Rushing: 12 / 60 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 11 / 0 on 4 targets
Bradshaw posted good numbers in Week 1 against Washington (12 carries, 60 yards) but the more telling item was that he was not used exclusively on passing downs. Bradshaw was used almost as a tandem or committee back for the Giants, posting 12 rushes in comparison to Brandon Jacobs' 16 carries. Bradshaw still had more receptions than Jacobs, but Bradshaw has both a higher gear and a more explosive burst once he clears the first hole. The Giants are smart to use Bradshaw more often in their attack going forward.
Week 2 vs. DAL
Rushing: 9 / 37 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 8 / 0 on 2 targets
Bradshaw was used more in the second half to try and change things up a bit for the Giants' offense, but his quickness was neutralized quickly by the Cowboys defense. His one big run came on a blown blitz by safety Ken Hamlin who ran past Bradshaw's lane and opened up the right side for his long run, but after that play Bradshaw did not accomplish much in Dallas.
Week 3 vs. TB
Rushing: 14 / 104 / 0
Bradshaw was unstoppable early, gaining over 50 yards on his first two runs, showing outstanding vision, cuts, burst, strength, and determination. Bradshaw was also breaking tackles, dragging tacklers, and running with undeniable force. His moves were coming at full speed/force, and he even displayed a stiff arm. He did have three runs in the red zone, but no goal to go carries. Bradshaw looks like he will be a fantasy stud if he gets to be the lead back at any point this year.
Week 4 vs. KC
Rushing: 12 / 64 / 0
Bradshaw was questionable coming into the Week 4 game at Kansas City, but he showed no signs of an ankle issue on his dozen carries. Bradshaw shared the workload with Brandon Jacobs, although it was interesting that Bradshaw had zero catches out of the backfield (Jacobs had one for a short loss). Bradshaw looked quick through the hole all day as he continued to post 5-plus yards per carry performances. Look for even more next week against the Oakland Raiders.
Week 5 vs. OAK
Rushing: 11 / 110 / 2
Receiving: 1 / 55 / 0 on 1 targets
Bradshaw eviscerated the Raiders defense, with a lot of help from a dominant offensive line performance. He was often untouched until he was at least ten yards downfield. Bradshaw got in on fourth and goal to finish the Giants first drive after Brandon Jacobs left the game with a neck stinger, and he stayed in for the next two drives, which was enough for Bradshaw to have one of the best fantasy days of any RB in week 5. He could have walked in on his 19-yard TD run, and once he made the first man miss on his screen pass catch, it was off to the races for Bradshaw. He ran with a fantastic burst, and he was very slippery in the open field. Bradshaw did have a fumble in the red zone, but it was recovered by the Giants.
Week 6 vs. NO
Rushing: 10 / 48 / 1
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Bradshaw looked as quick, explosive, powerful, and tough as ever, but he never got in a groove as the Giants were behind for the entire game. He was able to score when Brandon Jacobs had to leave the game with a shoulder stinger after a red zone carry for the second straight game. Bradshaw took a carry outside and easily got past the last level of the defense for the 11-yard TD. He did miss a blitz pickup that resulted in an interception, but it shouldn't affect his playing time on passing downs.
Week 7 vs. ARI
Rushing: 12 / 32 / 0
Receiving: 1 / -5 / 0 on 1 targets
In recent weeks Bradshaw looked to be emerging as the Giants go to running back as he was racking up some solid numbers in limited action. Make no mistake however as Bradshaw is clearly still the #2 option behind Brandon Jacobs. Week 7 proved to be a difficult game for Bradshaw as he was never able to get into space to open up a big play. He finished the game with a season low 27 total yards while seeing his typical 10-15 touches.
Week 8 vs. PHI
Rushing: 9 / 21 / 1
Playing with a cracked bone in his foot, Ahmad Bradshaw had just nine touches against the Eagles in Week 8. Bradshaw did come in at the goal line, stealing away Brandon Jacobs' touchdown and plunging in himself from one yard out. Bradshaw had no catches and was definitely not as effective as he had been in previous games as Jacobs took the majority of the workload. Do not expect too much from Bradshaw next week as the Giants play San Diego before their Week 10 bye.
Week 9 vs. SD
Rushing: 14 / 39 / 0
Receiving: 3 / 27 / 0 on 4 targets
Bradshaw got more touches than Brandon Jacobs, even more goal line work, but he didn't do as much as Jacobs did with his touches. Bradshaw made some nice moves and cuts to gain yards, and he ran with intensity, but his suddenness and burst is slightly off what it was before his foot injury was made public, and he was also only batting .500 on his short yardage opportunities. He got a goal line carry that could have been a TD, but he lost his feet on the cutback. He was very involved as a receiver out of the backfield, and he was also the primary back in the fourth quarter, but Bradshaw didn't make any game-changing plays or otherwise make a case to get the majority of the work in the backfield going forward.
Week 11 vs. ATL
Rushing: 12 / 34 / 0
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Like Jacobs, Bradshaw had difficulty finding running lanes against the stout Falcons front seven. Even on runs to the outside, he was often met by a linebacker of defensive end and taken down for only a modest gain. Surprisingly, despite Eli Manning's career day under center, Bradshaw did not have a reception.
Week 13 vs. DAL
Rushing: 7 / 47 / 0
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 1 targets
Ahmad Bradshaw returned to action for the Giants in Week 13, getting seven carries and 47 yards against the Cowboys. Dallas kept Bradshaw in check most of the game up until he broke a long 29-yard gainer on a play that came right after a Steve Smith catch as the Giants hurried up to the line and benefited from the Cowboys not being completely ready. Bradshaw may be called upon more next week as a receiver against a tough Philadelphia defense.
Week 14 vs. PHI
Rushing: 14 / 55 / 1
Receiving: 4 / 46 / 0 on 4 targets
Ahmad Bradshaw looked to have regained his quickness and speed in Week 14, rushing quickly around the edges against Philadelphia on Sunday night. Bradshaw racked up over 100 total yards on 18 times (four receptions)and appeared to have healed up enough to have his top gear back, which is what made him such a weapon and a strong compliment to Brandon Jacobs' bruising style. The best example of that speed came on a busted play where Eli Manning flipped Bradshaw the ball as Manning was about to be sacked and then Bradshaw scrambled for a 31-yard gain.
Week 15 vs. WAS
Rushing: 9 / 61 / 2
Receiving: 3 / 29 / 0 on 4 targets
Still trudging ahead on a semi-damaged ankle, Bradshaw ran with great burst and was dynamic looking on Monday night football. He was a consistent dual threat all night for his squad making plays out of the backfield and through the air. His efforts were rewarded with some additional goal-line carries as the game went on and he took full advantage of it by rushing for 2 TD's. His first TD featured some shifty moves as he evaded would be tacklers and his 2nd tally came off tackle to the left as he went untouched from 4 yards out. Bradshaw finished the night with 90 total yards on 12 touches.
Week 16 vs. CAR
Rushing: 11 / 53 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 3 / 0 on 4 targets
Bradshaw had a few gaffes early that overshadowed some nice running once the game was out of hand. He dropped a pass and a handoff and contributed to the general funk the Giants were in during the first half. Otherwise Bradshaw did well to get to the second level and ran with the same hard-charging style we've seen all year, no sign of ankle/foot problems slowing him.
Week 17 vs. MIN
Rushing: 7 / 13 / 0
Receiving: 2 / 33 / 0 on 3 targets
Ahmad Bradshaw has broken bones in both of his feet but was still able to suit up and lead the Giants in rushing and pick up the longest reception by a Giant in Week 17. Bradshaw gained under two yards a carry (7-13) as Minnesota dominated New York on both sides of the ball. Bradshaw will need off-season surgery on his feet for the broken bones and bone spurs but should be ready in plenty of time for training camp in 2010.