RB Brandon Jacobs - Free Agent
|6-4, 260||Born: 7-31-1982||College: Southern Illinois||Drafted: Round 4, pick 2005|
2013 Week 2 vs DEN (7 / 4 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Reports during the week indicated that Brandon Jacobs was not yet in game shape and would not see a large role. Whether those reports were true or simply a smoke screen, Jacobs clearly was a part of New York's plan from the beginning, coming in on the third play of the game and finishing tied for the team lead in carries. Perhaps due to his conditioning, Brandon Jacobs was too slow to make anything happen against a swarming Denver defense, and even his lone touchdown comes with an asterisk; after facing 1st and goal from the 9, three Denver penalties gave New York 6 tries to get into the end zone before Jacobs finally punched it in.
2013 Week 3 vs CAR (3 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs had the second most rushing attempts for New York on Sunday but still contributed very little against the Panthers. The Giants struggled to generate any running game, no matter who was in the backfield. Jacobs got two carries on stretch plays to the outside and one on a dive play up the middle. Jacobs was met at the line of scrimmage quickly in all plays and had no chance to push the defense backwards. Jacobs's main strength as an running back is his bruising strength and momentum he can have when there his offensive line creates some holes. The Giants gave Jacobs no room to work with however and Carolina swarmed him every time he touched the ball. Jacobs is behind Wilson on the depth chart and will not be fantasy relevant unless he can score multiple touchdowns on the goal line in one game.
2013 Week 5 vs PHI (11 / 37 / 0 rush, 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs replaced David Wilson as the feature back due to injury but the drop off in quality and utility was big. Jacobs was not a factor in the passing game and had very little success running the ball against the Eagles defense. Jacobs did himself no favours in the first half when he was tackled at the line of scrimmage and subsequently fumbled the football as he was stood up. Jacobs was only able to gain significant yards up the middle when the play was blocked well up front. If any penetration occurred, he struggled to make any defender miss and was easily brought to the ground. Jacobs is extremely limited as a running back at his age but will receive a lot of carries if David Wilson continues to miss time due to injury. The Giants have quickly become very thin at running back and Jacobs could still be asked to be the feature back, despite his mediocre play.
2013 Week 6 vs CHI (22 / 106 / 2 rush, 2 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs had a surprisingly highly productive fantasy game for the Giants on Thursday. Due to the absence of David Wilson, Jacobs has taken almost sole possession of the workload as the feature running back for the moment. Jacobs got excellent run blocking support from his offensive line up front, especially the right side. Jacobs ran almost exclusively off the right side for big yardage consistently. Jacobs is a power runner and was given the opportunity to gain momentum and push back defenders often. He used the stiff arm well and delivered a lot of punishment to defenders when he got going in the backfield. Jacobs showed incredible power and toughness on his first touchdown run, simply hitting the hole up the middle and pushing forward over defenders for the score. Jacobs got his second touchdown on a simple dive play from the 1 yard line that was set up by a pass interference penalty. Jacobs' production cooled down somewhat as the Bears began to catch onto the Giants running game but he still had the best performance for a Giants running back this season. His stiff arm was a deadly weapon against the first defender and if he can continue to get a good offensive push up front from his line, he can continue to consistently rip off big gains.
2013 Week 11 vs GB (5 / 9 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs had very few carries against the Packers as Andre Brown has taken over as the number one back in this offense. Jacobs was used only to spell Brown in the running game and in short yardage situations. Jacobs was highly effective in the short game however. Jacobs converted a 4th and 1 situation twice to sustain drives for the Giants. Jacobs' touchdown came on a 1 yard plunge off left tackle on the goal line, simply powering into the endzone for the score. Jacobs was somewhat lucky to get this touchdown as Brown was taken down 1 yard shy on the previous play. Jacobs could not get anything going apart from these situations as he had so few carries to work with.
2013 Week 12 vs DAL (9 / 75 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Reminiscent to his first stint with the Giants, Jacobs brutalized the Cowboy defense on his nine carries including a 37-yard run where Jacobs showed 2009-burst. After picking up nine yards where he bowled over DB Barry Church at the 2nd level, Jacobs was given another carry on the next play. Running off right tackle, Jacobs found a huge hole and appeared to shock not only the viewers but the Dallas defense as well. As the defense collapsed, Jacobs took the run to the sideline and surprisingly was able to not only beat the defense to the edge, but also turn upfield. Rumbling down the sideline, the Cowboy defenders seemed hesitant to challenge the full-steam ahead locomotive and Jacobs picked up an extra 20 yards while DB Jeff Heath figured out how best to slow the RB down. Eventually Heath pushed Jacobs out of bounds, but not before he took the offense down to the Dallas four-yard line. Later Jacobs mimicked Brown's fleet footedness with his own cut back. Initially running left, Jacobs went backside and was even able to get wide on the 11-yard gain before finally getting pushed out of bounds.
2012 Week 12 vs NO (1 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs had two carries in the game, and though his first carry was a decent run, it was called back by offensive holding. His second carry gained 1 yard, as the big back ran straight in to the pile to be tackled.
2012 Week 13 vs STL (4 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
On Jacobs' few carries, the running back was unable to do much beyond running in to the pile and falling down. He was able to keep his pads low and carry a tackler, but his lack of any elusiveness allowed defenders to swarm and take the large back down.
2011 Week 1 vs WAS (6 / 29 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs hardly made any impression on this game and the bulk of the carries was given to Bradshaw due to his pass catching advantage over Jacobs. Jacobs was used in the typical hammer fashion and was not dissapointing, he just had few carries to work with as the Giants passed a lot. He had one nice run up the middle, the Giant offensive line created a lane and Jacobs powered his way inside the 5 in the redzone. Jacobs also gave Manning a terrific block which led to an important completion. Jacobs was curiously not given the ball on a 4th and 1 situation and Bradshaw was given the ball on the goal line for the score which leaves Jacobs as a purely match up based play.
2011 Week 2 vs STL (16 / 50 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs split time almost evenly running the ball with Bradshaw they combined for an effective yet unspectacular running game. Jacobs was occasionally cut down early in the backfield due to good penetration from STL defensive lineman. Jacobs is much easier to tackle before he gets some momentum and goes down rather easily in this way. Jacobs was able to run with some more power later in the game and bulldozed his way through the defense for his touchdown run on a simple inside run. Jacobs ran through a lot of arm tackles and punishes defenders who have the unfortunate task of tackling him one on one in the open field. He caught a nice pass in the flat and was able to show his speed which can surprise a lot of defenders. Jacobs will almost always have less yards than Bradshaw but is far more likely to score if the Giants can drive to the goal line.
2011 Week 3 vs PHI (7 / 19 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 42 / 1 rec)
Brandon Jacobs made a terrific play and embarrassed an Eagle defender at the same time. He was able to get huge separation from LB Matthews on a wheel route down the sideline and provided an easy touchdown throw for Manning. Jacobs continues to be used less often than Bradshaw due to Bradshaws presence in the passing game however. Jacobs is almost a sure thing on short yardage situations where he can get a "head of steam". Jacobs scored on a 2pt conversion from the 1 as he slashed through the Eagle goal line defense. He runs with a huge amount of momentum and saying he's tough to break down immediately is an understatement. He will always get his carries, though they will always be less than Bradshaw but Jacobs gets more goal line work especially inside the 5 yard line.
2011 Week 4 vs ARI (9 / 18 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs shared time again on the ground in an offense that gives Bradshaw most of the carries but gives Jacobs the goal line work. In this instance, Jacobs was able to score on the goal line on a well blocked play as he simply powered over the one yard needed. Jacobs was cut down mostly behind the line of scrimmage as the Cardinals forced the Giants to pass for most of this game. Jacobs is a dangerous runner when he can build momentum but goes down easy if he is met behind the line of scrimmage. He will struggle to come close to 1000 yards this season but could get as many as 10 touchdowns, mostly on the ground.
2011 Week 8 vs MIA (4 / 10 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs looked unimpressive as he got only 5 touches in this game even though RB Bradshaw got injured and missed some of the game. Jacobs was almost completely phased out in this game as the Giants could not run the ball well. Bradshaw gets most of the carries and Jacobs is there to spell him. The NYG had to pass the ball a lot more than they wanted to as the Giants rushing attack found little to no room on the ground. As a result, Jacobs workload took a hit and he was a big disappointment for fantasy owners. Jacob's often cashes in on a touchdown near the goal line but the Giants were even throwing in the red zone. Jacobs looks to have lost some speed and is now only a powerback with very little to offer in the passing game.
2011 Week 9 vs NE (18 / 72 / 1 rush, 5 / 4 / 28 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs had the kind of game he talked about having and really showed the Giants he still has what it takes to be an effective power back in this league. Jacobs is generally not a factor in the passing game but with Bradshaw out, Eli had to rely on his big RB when check downs were needed. Jacobs performed reasonably well despite having one drop as he put that behind him to make 4 catches and pick up a lot of first downs threw the air. Jacobs of course excelled in the redzone and was unfortunate not to score twice. Jacobs got the ball at the NE 11 yard line and simply ran through a nice hole created by the Giants offensive line and defenders bounced off him as he strolled into the endzone for a big touchdown that meant a lot to him as he demonstrated with an interesting set of dance moves. Jacobs almost became a hero as he got a carry inside the 5 which almost gave the Giants the lead to win the game but was inches short. Jacobs needed to have a big game to silence his doubters and really came through as he ran through many arm tackles and returned to his bruising style. He also caught more passes than usual and showed he was able to carry the load for his team with 18 carries in total.
2011 Week 10 vs SF (18 / 55 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs wasn't able to score on the goal line, a play which often dictates whether he has a good day or bad day in terms of fantasy football. Jacobs has improved slightly in the passing game as he caught a couple of check down passes from his QB and turned them into decent gains for first downs. Jacobs was the typical hammer RB in this game and got a decent amount to work with on the ground but came up with modest production. The 49ers made a collective effort to swarm to Jacobs and he was taken down early. Jacobs' size and power only really matters when he can get some momentum and speed going, otherwise he can go down rather easily with contact. Once the Giants turned into passing mode to catch up and try to the tie the game, RB Ware got more carries as he is the better third down back. Jacobs will always be more valuable in games where the Giants have the lead and don't have to pass to move the ball.
2011 Week 11 vs PHI (12 / 21 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec)
Jacobs had his usual power game, pushing the pile forward and getting into it a little early with a few Philadelphia defenders both before and after the whistle, but there was just no room to run against the Eagles' defense. He had a little success in the passing game, but that is not his strong suit, so his opportunities were few. The Giants' running game is just not what it used to be, even losing yardage on a 3rd and inches play against the once pathetic Eagles run defense.
2011 Week 12 vs NO (13 / 46 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
This self proclaimed "pathetic" rushing game with Brandon Jacobs showed some life at times, but they never were able to establish something consistently on the ground. The Saints dominated the time of possession early in the game and the Giants had to pass a lot to even try to keep up. Jacobs goes down easy when he is met quickly at the line and this happened on a lot of rushing attempts vs. the Saints. On the rare attempt he could run behind an offensive line that got some push, he was able to punish Saints defenders and it led to his only score of the night. Jacobs got the ball in the redzone and started running left but cutback to the right, built up some momentum and simply ran over a Saints defender that was not going to deny Jacobs as he bulldozed his way for the score. Jacobs had the ball taken away from him as the game progressed as the Giants leaned towards the pass. Jacobs also had some good looking runs taken away due to penalties and overall, nobody involved with the Giants will be happy with this running games performance
2011 Week 13 vs GB (8 / 59 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs was given a very limited workload as he only got 8 carries. Jacobs contributes little in the passing game and relies heavy on goal line touches and consistent big gains up the middle. Jacobs was able to do both of these things on Sunday but just had few touches to make a bigger impact. Jacobs was the more effective back as power seemed to be the Packers kryptonite rather than speed. Jacobs bulldozed over defenders many times in punishing runs where he was able to run with a little momentum and keep his feet churning forward. He scored easily on his touchdown run that was inside the 2 yard line and easily converted it as he dove over the line. He ran with authority a lot in this game and makes Giants fans scratch their head and wonder why it isn't like this every game. He is still one of the best goal line backs in the game however and will score frequently. The blocking for NYG also looks to have improved which is good news for NYG RB owners.
2011 Week 14 vs DAL (19 / 101 / 2 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs ran with several chips on his shoulder in this game. From first snap to last, Jacobs ran with a kind of authority and power that Giants fans have not seen in a while. He broke tackles routinely and no Dallas defender wanted any part of him when he ran downhill. Jacobs converted on a couple of goal line carries for a pair of touchdowns, including the eventual game-winning one. Jacobs was instrumental in the Giants win.
2011 Week 15 vs WAS (8 / 33 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Just 3 carries in the 1st half as New York fell behind early and started to take to the air out of necessity. Overall it just wasn't a good game for Jacobs but not because he was ineffective but the tempo and flow of the game just did not bode well for his style.
2011 Week 16 vs NYJ (7 / 42 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
Jacobs didn't get a ton of carries but was able to batter the Jets when he carried the ball, running with force and delivering some big hits to finish runs. He also threatened to deliver a big hit to Jets coach Rex Ryan in a post-game exchange. On the field though, Jacobs wasn't a huge factor, though he was able to exploit the Jets run defense several times and gain yards to make the next down a little easier.
2011 Week 17 vs DAL (7 / 16 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs does far more talking than producing these days as RB Bradshaw has outright stolen the carries and spotlight in the NYG backfield. Jacobs failed on several attempts to pick up one yard in key situations as he was met quickly at the line and pushed back. He is a momentum style runner that needs several yards to build up momentum before he turns into a dangerous runner. Bradshaw has far greater acceleration and is more versatile than Jacobs, who is nothing more than a short yardage and goal line power RB at this stage in his career. The DAL defense wasn't playing honest for a lot of this game and focused heavy on stopping any rushing attempt which hurt Jacob's production also. The Giants haven't been able to run the ball consistently this season but it is not for a lack of trying. Jacobs had little help from his offensive line up front but the workload is given to Bradshaw regardless.
2011 Week 18 vs ATL (14 / 92 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs rotated with Ahmad Bradshaw throughout the game, but both backs played a part in the victory. Jacobs began to gain some steam with his runs in the second quarter as the Giants put together a long, punishing drive. Jacobs broke off a 34-yard run as he followed the pulling backside guard and trucked a defender up the field, finishing with a stiff arm. Jacobs' attitude helped finish the game for the Giants as he carried the ball a few times to ice the win.
2011 Week 19 vs GB (9 / 22 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs had almost no impact on this game and left it until the very end when the defense was tired to score. Jacobs was met very quickly at the line of scrimmage and GB never let him get any momentum going forward at all. Jacobs was given tosses and outside runs which will rarely work for him as he has a slow change of direction and relies on power more than speed. Jacobs was tackled before he could get any momentum going on most of his runs and looked very unimpressive while doing so. The Giants relied on the passing game and Bradshaw for most of the contest with GB and Jacobs' role has been reduced all season. He did manage to score on an impressive outside run to seal the game for the Giants. Jacobs started going left as the play intended but saw there was no contain to the right, cutback across the field and outran the defense to the pylon for the rushing touchdown. Jacob's has good top speed when he is afforded the time to build up speed but has poor acceleration and needs time in the backfield to "get going" on most plays. Jacobs also had a shot at a touchdown early in the game on the goal line but the Packers penetrated the Giants offensive line extremely well and he was taken down well short of the score.
2011 Week 20 vs SF (5 / 13 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Jacobs was stuffed on a 4th and 1 in 49ers territory in the first quarter, and the Giants never really went back to him with regularity after that. The big back jumpstarted the offense vs. the Falcons, but his performances are fading in quality as he gets closer to an offseason that could see him become a cap cut.
2011 Week 21 vs NE (9 / 37 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs was used sparingly throughout the game. He had one nice run up the gut in the second quarter and also had three touches in the span of four plays to get a second half field goal drive going. He has a cap number near five million next season and could be a cap cut if he does not want to restructure his contract.
2010 Week 1 vs CAR (12 / 44 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
After all the grousing about losing his starting spot, Jacobs should have come out with a real chip on his shoulder. Instead he did very little of note in the carries he got behind Bradshaw and was not terribly impressive overall. Part of it was the same offensive line woes which plagued Bradshaw early, but part of it was just Jacobs. He is not as fast as Bradshaw, but doesn't seem to be running with tremendous power either. He should fit in as a good 'Thunder' option to Bradshaw's 'Lightning' but that was nowhere on display this week.
2010 Week 2 vs IND (4 / 8 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
A non-factor in this game, Jacobs' role seems to be withering every week with the Giants. Upsetting your coaches by throwing your helmet at a fan during a rant and unwisely trying to bounce a run outside does not help his case. Jacobs seems to be wearing down at the age of 28, and does not seem to be running as hard. Despite having such a big size difference to Colt defenders, he didn't show it. When Jacobs was not given a good running lane to work with, he routinely got stuffed early and taken down. He only 4 carries in this game and that says a lot about how the Giants feel about Jacobs productivity on the field.
2010 Week 3 vs TEN (4 / 17 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Jacobs looked more impressive this week with his carries, but still received a very modest workload. He showed more determination and energy with his carries, overrunning defenders like we are used to. It will be hard for the Giants to justify giving him more work with the way Bradshaw has asserted himself into the offense, however.
2010 Week 4 vs CHI (6 / 62 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Jacobs made a costly fumble on one of his first carries where he missed the exchange with Eli. On his next carry, he could be seen barely holding onto the ball as he ran over a tackler for a first down. He made a couple nice straight ahead runs later in the game including a 2 yard touchdown that reminded you of the Jacobs from two years ago that was very productive. He accumulated 50 of his rushing yards on two plays of final drive of the game.
2010 Week 5 vs HOU (10 / 41 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs finally got more than a handful of carries and while it was only 10 carries, it was the best he has looked carrying the ball this season. He ran with confidence and aggression between the tackles and rarely went down on first contact. Even when the offensive line struggled, Jacobs kept running hard. The team didn't rely on the ground game all that much but Jacobs was effective when he got the ball.
2010 Week 6 vs DET (9 / 35 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs was back to his old 'Thunder' self, running hard between the tackles for short yards and some touchdowns. Jacobs ran hard and kept his legs churning as he bulled his way through the tackles. He wasn't always effective. For example, he was denied twice at the goal line late in the third quarter. Part of that was the way the Giants ran the ball, shifting the line as they snapped, rather than just bulling their way into the end zone. However, he did a little better on his two touchdowns, which were further from the end zone by a few yards. On the first he got an outstanding block by Bear Pascoe (TE/FB) which sprang him loose. Once he got past the line, Jacobs got some momentum and ran through a tackler and over a second. Jacobs has stopped dancing behind the line and is following his blockers to much greater affect then he was earlier this year.
2010 Week 7 vs DAL (12 / 75 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs ran with the power and intensity that made him a valuable fantasy back two years ago and looked as good as he has all year. His 30 yard touchdown run was a thing of beauty. He stopped behind the line, bounced it to the outside, ran straight up the sideline with a head of steam and right through three Cowboys tacklers for the touchdown. The only negative for Jacobs was that he lost a fumble near midfield in the first half that led to 3 points for Dallas.
2010 Week 9 vs SEA (11 / 78 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs, who played decoy early in the game on a play action call, looked great when he ran straight ahead for power, and predicable got nowhere when he tried to dipsy-doodle through the holes. With the points piled on, Jacobs got his share of carries, including a big 38 yard gain, which showed that he does have some breakaway speed after all. He definitely gained more steam as the game went on, and not coincidentally ran straight ahead most of the time. In the fourth quarter, Bradshaw took a seat and Danny Ware got nearly all the carries, with Jacobs spelling him for a couple. The Giants seem to be using him well, but clearly do not want to overuse him.
2010 Week 10 vs DAL (5 / 17 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Jacobs played against the Cowboys in a relief role for Ahmad Bradshaw. His touches came primarily when Bradshaw had been on the field for a while in longer drives and needed a breather. Jacobs is being used primarily in relief duty now and not as part of a committee. His running against Dallas showed power up the middle that he had not displayed in a few weeks. Regardless, he was not inserted for 3rd and short situations but did have one carry up the middle on 4th and 1. He was utilized on four straight plays (two runs and two targets) in the third quarter. Unfortunately, his key carry came on a 4th and 1 play where he was stuffed for no gain.
2010 Week 11 vs PHI (5 / 10 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 22 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs' best contribution of the game was on a passing play, believe it or not. Eli Manning threw a pass back across the formation with Jacobs all by himself. Jacobs reeled it in easily. However, his success on the ground was non-existent with the Eagles run defense playing extremely well.
2010 Week 12 vs JAX (14 / 87 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs got the start for the first time all season, and while the first half was nothing to write home about, he really was effective in the second. Part of the problem was that Jacksonville dominated the time of possession in the second quarter (11:04 minutes to the Giants' 3:56). It's hard to be effective when your team has two offensive drives in one quarter, one of which was 19 seconds long - and you're splitting carries on top of it. The second half was a different story, though Jacksonville continued to grind the clock out. Jacobs took the bulk of the ball carrying and continued to run hard and even broke a few longer runs where he showed good vision and balance, if not great speed. Jacobs looked much better then he has in a very long time and he has definitely earned some time in the backfield, whether as a started or not.
2010 Week 13 vs WAS (8 / 103 / 2 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
As he gets more carries, Jacobs looks more and more like his old self and it couldn't come at a better time for the Giants. While only getting eight carries in the game, Jacobs had a tremendous impact and ran the ball very well. His two touchdowns were definitely impressive but he showed good elusiveness and vision on all of his carries. Jacobs did most of his damage in the first and then sat back while Ahmad Bradshaw took over. The tandem is hopping right now and Jacobs continues to look much better then he did earlier this season.
2010 Week 14 vs MIN (14 / 116 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
From the opening carry of the game, it was clear that Brandon Jacobs was looking to make a statement. He burst through the line and cut back over the middle, rumbling for a big 17 yard gain. Unfortunately it was called back due to a holding penalty. However, it was clear that Jacobs was not going to be stopped in this game. He hit the holes with force and power, frequently pushing the pile three or four yards after making contact. Early in the second quarter, he took and off-tackle run and burst through the line for a huge 73 yard gain. Bradshaw replaced him for a couple plays to let him catch his breath, then he came right back out and punched the ball into the end zone. He continued to have solid success against the Vikings, and by the late 4th quarter, Jacobs was gashing them for 7+ yards a carry on back to back to back plays. He finished the game as the New York's leading rusher and is back in a big big way.
2010 Week 15 vs PHI (12 / 34 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs ran the ball hard up the middle against the Eagles in Week 15, but aside from one 11-yard gain late in the first quarter he was limited to just a few yards per carry by a surprisingly stout Philadelphia defense. Jacobs once again was the second back to Ahmad Bradshaw, getting only 12 carries in comparison to Bradshaw's 19 on the afternoon.
2010 Week 16 vs GB (8 / 47 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs was used exclusively in the running game and mostly up the middle on power plays. Jacobs had a nice average per carry to go with this but he never got the chance to get into a rhythm or rip off a big gain to change the tide in this game. The Giants allowed a lot of points on defense and the run was quickly an afterthought as they tried to pass their way back into this game. Jacobs had some promising runs up the middle as usual, powering his way forward and running determined. He even had somewhat of a big play getting to the outside but he then proceeded to undo any previous good by failing to see a Packers LB behind him preparing to jar the ball loose. There is no doubt Jacobs would have been more effective with a bigger workload but turnovers and poor defense made any real commitment to the ground game impossible.
2010 Week 17 vs WAS (13 / 49 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs was the more productive back in a game where rushing yards were hard to come by for the Giants. The redskins were committed to shutting down the run and overloaded the box to ensure Jacobs did not run all over them like the previous encounter. Jacobs did have some bright spots however, starting off strongly with a punishing inside hand off. Jacobs managed to get to the outside thanks to some superb blocking and have a few decent runs but was mostly contained. Jacobs had a very convincing and strong touchdown run on the goaline, just overpowering anyone who tried to tackle him short of the goal line. The Giants had the lead for most of the game and were able to stick with the running game and justify handing it off so much with the lead, despite the lack of productivity.
2009 Week 1 vs WAS (16 / 46 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 17 / 0 rec)
Jacobs lead the touches out of the New York Giant backfield as expected, but the spread between Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw was closer that one might have guessed for Week 1. Washington stacked the box often, especially on short yardage, as Jacobs could not convert a key fourth and one situation in the Red Zone that cost an early chance for New York to seize control of the game. Jacobs did show burst at times, collecting a nice 15 yard scamper but more often than not he was brought down after a few yards. Jacobs finished with much less than a five yard per carry average, a number he established last season.
2009 Week 2 vs DAL (16 / 58 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs was kept in check by the Dallas Cowboy defense in Week 2. The Cowboys swarmed the offensive line and stunted enough to patch holes in the first half, keeping Jacobs to just eight yards on eight attempts by intermission. Jacobs improved to 8-50 after halftime, getting to the second level once for a long gain of 31 yards after breaking three tackles around the right corner. Expect him to do better next week against Tampa Bay.
2009 Week 3 vs TB (26 / 92 / 1 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs had a good statisticaly game, and he got the job done establishing the Giants running game, but he didn't seize the bigger game that was possible for him. He was running with his typical bulldozer power and body lean upon contact, but he wasn't winning collisions in his usual devastating fashion, and he wasn't running with quite the same burst and urgency we've seen in the past. Jacobs got his number called a lot in the red zone, but only converted once. He also lost his feet on one run when he had a lot of green ahead of him. Jacobs was in on some third downs, and was also targeted on a pass on first and goal, so the Giants do still seem intent on getting him more involved in the passing game. A good game, but better numbers were left on the table in a game the Giants completely dominated.
2009 Week 4 vs KC (21 / 92 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / -4 / 0 rec)
Jacobs ran with his usual power and burst through the line, pushing the Chiefs backwards on several occasions. Jacobs had three gains of 10 or more yards, including two over 15 yards apiece. Jacobs shared the ball with Ahmad Bradshaw (21 carries to 12) in their normal committee approach. He ran with strong power and on the occasions where he broke through the Chiefs' front seven, he was able to rumble into the secondary to get bigger yardage. Jacobs did not get many scoring chances against the Chiefs as the Giants scored mainly via the pass in Week 4. Look for Jacobs to build upon this performance next week at home versus the Raiders.
2009 Week 5 vs OAK (21 / 67 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
At first, Jacobs was running with a less than impressive burst, and he left the game for a spell in the first quarter (it was later reported that he suffered a burner which caused him to leave the game). Jacobs had three straight carries inside the five on the opening drive, but could not score before yielding to Ahmad Bradshaw. After his return to the game, Jacobs ran with a better burst and won a lot more collsions. He was productive on runs inside the tackles, but did almost nothing on his runs to the outside. Jacobs did look very natural on his reception, which is encouraging for a player who has had his share of trouble in the passing game in his career.
2009 Week 6 vs NO (7 / 33 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Jacobs game looks like a disappointment on paper, but he ran better than his stat line. He had a few of his powerful up the gut runs that included yards after contact, but the running game never really got out of the garage in a game that the Giants trailed pretty much from wire to wire. Jacobs did have a scintillating high-point TD catch on a late fourth down ball thrown into a crowd by Eli Manning, but it was called back by a penalty. He's still a good buy low target.
2009 Week 7 vs ARI (13 / 76 / 1 rush, 4 / 2 / 11 / 0 rec)
Jacobs has been under some criticism for the past few games for tip-toeing at the line of scrimmage. We saw zero signs of this during week 7 as he ran very hard and blasted the holes that the O-line created for him. Jacobs did a lot of damage during the first half breaking off runs of 17 and 25 yards (if not for a superb ankle tackle by safety Antrel Rolle the 17 yarder would have possibly went for a long TD). His rushing TD was a blue collar football thing of beauty as he bowled over wanna-be tacklers on his way to the end zone. Despite his effectiveness the Giants offense for some reason went away from him during the 2nd half a bit. From a carry by carry perspective this was as good as Jacobs has looked possibly all season...owners rejoice.
2009 Week 8 vs PHI (20 / 86 / 0 rush, 4 / 2 / 21 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs ran effectively often against the Philadelphia Eagles whenever he ran north and south and hit the hole hard. On several occasions, however, the big bruising running back chose to hesitate, chop his feet and sometimes even come to a stop while looking for a hole in the line. Jacobs was the workhorse for Week 8 as Ahmad Bradshaw nursed his broken foot but was healthy enough to take away Jacobs' touchdown when Bradshaw scored from one yard out. Jacobs added two catches for 21 yards which was notable as he is usually not much of a receiver.
2009 Week 9 vs SD (11 / 67 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 1 / 0 rec)
Jacobs was ineffective when he was trying to get outside, but when he was running between the tackles, he was taking no prisoners. Jacobs trucked a tackler and carried him three or four yards on one carry, and he was delivering the blow and getting at least two yards after meeting the first tackler on the majority of his carries. He had some ups (a nice blitz pickup and reception) and downs (a drop) in the passing game. Jacobs left the game briefly with an injury, and also gave way to Ahmad Bradshaw at the goal line a few times, but he also got some red zone looks, including a direct snap that resulted in a six-yard gain, and a carry to the one on what could have been the game-clinching drive, but it was called back by penalty. He looks primed for a big game once the Giants control the action the way they did early in the season.
2009 Week 11 vs ATL (12 / 39 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 13 / 0 rec)
Once again, Jacobs found running lanes hard to come by. He did have a 1 yard touchdown on a run that looked designed to go up the middle. However, the Falcons had gotten a great push at the line of scrimmage, closing Jacobs' hole. The running back reacted quickly and showed some shiftiness in cutting to the right side and waltzing in to the endzone virtually untouched. His best run outside of the touchdown came on a run off tackle to the right where he made one cut to the outside and gained 8 yards before being brought down by two defenders. Jacobs also left the game in the 3rd quarter with an apparent leg injury. The injury did not look serious, and Jacobs was not on the Monday injury report.
2009 Week 12 vs DEN (11 / 27 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs struggled in Week 12, unable to get much of anything going on the ground for New York against a formidable Denver front seven. Jacobs lost ground on several of his carries and only had one rush for over five yards. He is still running too much to the side rather than finding the hole and running downhill, costing him precious time and yardage. Jacobs is still the best back that the Giants have but until the run plays start to develop again he will not be a very big fantasy contributor.
2009 Week 13 vs DAL (13 / 39 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 74 / 1 rec)
Brandon Jacobs struggled to get much of anything on the ground against the Dallas Cowboys, but he did break off a huge 74-yard catch and run for a touchdown in the third quarter. Jacobs' running side-to-side rather than downhill is still troubling as is the return of Ahmad Bradshaw who is taking away touches. Jacobs is still entrenched as the starter for the Giants, but with tough games ahead he could continue to struggle.
2009 Week 14 vs PHI (15 / 60 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs ran effectively often against the Philadelphia Eagles whenever he ran north and south and hit the hole hard. Jacobs overcame an early fumble that was returned by the Eagles for a touchdown by scoring one himself down at the goal line. Jacobs looks to have found his old running style where he uses his big size and speed to bull over the defense and pick up five to seven yards at a clip, which should make him a formidable starting tailback for opposing defenses.
2009 Week 15 vs WAS (16 / 52 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Jacobs saw plenty of action early on and was quite effective on the Giants first couple of drives mixing in carries with his running mate Ahmad Bradshaw. Despite his typical strong downhill running style, Jacobs was stuffed on a goal line carry by London Fletcher early in the game and never saw much daylight afterwards. He really didn't look poor in his execution at any point during the game; he simply didn't have much to work with as the game progressed. To complicate matters for Jacobs owners, Bradshaw saw the majority of the goal line work on Monday night. Jacobs yard per carry has been low throughout the season and he is still looking for his first 100 yard game of the season as well.
2009 Week 16 vs CAR (6 / 1 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs was met in the backfield on half of his three carries. Jacobs also got nicked up and had to leave the game in the second half. This was a fitting capper for a disappointing season from the big man. He is the second best running back on his team and next year the workload split will probably reflect that.
2008 Week 1 vs WAS (21 / 116 / 0 rush, 4 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
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.
2008 Week 2 vs STL (15 / 93 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
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.
2008 Week 3 vs CIN (14 / 35 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
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.
2008 Week 5 vs SEA (15 / 136 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
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.
2008 Week 6 vs CLE (14 / 67 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
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.
2008 Week 7 vs SF (17 / 69 / 2 rush, 2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
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.
2008 Week 8 vs PIT (18 / 47 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
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.
2008 Week 9 vs DAL (17 / 117 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
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.
2008 Week 10 vs PHI (22 / 126 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
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.
2008 Week 11 vs BAL (11 / 73 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
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.
2008 Week 13 vs WAS (21 / 71 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
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.
2008 Week 14 vs PHI (10 / 52 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
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.
2008 Week 16 vs CAR (24 / 87 / 3 rush, 2 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
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.
2008 Week 19 vs PHI (19 / 92 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
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.
2007 Week 1 vs DAL (6 / 26 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs gained 26 yards on six carries, and had a two yard run negated by a penalty. Late in the first half a player collided with the side of his knee, causing him to leave the game. Jacobs was unable to return and will undergo an MRI to discover the severity of the injury.
2007 Week 5 vs NYJ (20 / 100 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs returned to the Giants lineup and started off very slow. He fumbled his second carry of the ball game early in the first quarter, which was returned for a New York Jets touchdown. Jacobs battled through his fumbling problems to post 100 yards on 20 rushes while adding a touchdown of his own. He hit the holes hard all day and was the running back on the field as the second half started with the Giants trailing.
2007 Week 6 vs ATL (13 / 86 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Jacobs had to leave the game after carrying the ball on the first play of the game for the Giants. He came to the sideline holding his shoulder, and it was reported that he suffered a burner in his shoulder. He returned to the game about six plays later. Jacobs broke off a nice 20 yard run down the left side of the sideline on the Giants second drive of the game. In somewhat of surprise, RB Reuben Droughns got the goal line carry from the Falcons' one yard line and the touchdown run on that drive. Droughns had been getting the goal line carries while Jacobs was out with his knee injury until last week. Jacobs is 6' 4", and 260 pounds, and one would expect him to get most of the looks around the goal line. His shoulder injury on the first play of the game may explain why he did not get the short yardage carries in the first half. He had five carries for 36 yards in the first half. Jacobs had his second big run of the game early in the third quarter when he had a 20 yard run down the right sideline. New York ran the ball more in the second half as they built on their lead and tried to run down the clock. He finished the second half with seven carries for fifty yards, and had some nice runs in the game.
2007 Week 7 vs SF (18 / 107 / 1 rush, 5 / 3 / 16 / 0 rec)
Jacobs returned to form today and hand an impressive 107 yards and touchdown on the ground. He averaged almost six yards per carry and also saw five targets come his way, as he snatched three of the five for 16 yards.
2007 Week 8 vs MIA (23 / 131 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Jacobs carried the ball 23 times for 131 yards, catching the ball twice for six yards on three targets. Jacobs started the game, and was the Giants every down running back throughout. As always he ran with great power, showing the strength you'd expect from a player his size. Mid way through the third quarter Jacobs limped to the sideline, and Reuben Droughns replaced him. On the next drive Jacobs was back on the field though, so the injury did not appear to be serious.
2007 Week 10 vs DAL (23 / 95 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 10 / 0 rec)
Jacobs ran hard and found some room to roam posting 105 total yards. Gaining 95 yards on the ground, Jacobs was able to move the chains, however was not able to find the end zone for the Giants.
2007 Week 11 vs DET (11 / 54 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 49 / 1 rec)
Brandon Jacobs had very productive game both by air and land, as he combined for 103 total yards including 49 yards on four receptions. He scored the Giants lone touchdown in the game as he caught a dump pass from Eli Manning and did the rest, as he barreled towards the end zone. Jacobs unfortunately had his game cut short as he left in the third quarter with a hamstring injury.
2007 Week 14 vs PHI (22 / 70 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 11 / 0 rec)
Jacobs had an up and down day as he ran hard, gaining a total of 81 yards on 22 carries, and three receptions. His game will unfortunately be remembered for his two fumbles, which resulted in three points and the Eagles getting another shot at a game tying drive. His ball security will be the talk of his day, however, take note that he looked good running the football behind the Giants offensive line.
2007 Week 15 vs WAS (25 / 130 / 0 rush, 11 / 3 / 30 / 0 rec)
Jacobs was the primary running back for the Giants. He ran the ball with force all night, at one time knocking the wind out of Fred Smoot who tried to hit him. However, he dropped a ton of passes on the night, as seen by the 11 targets and only three receptions on short routes. Jacobs looked like he had a slight injury late in the game, but it was unclear what the injury was to as he just ran off of the field and Ruben Droughns came in.
2007 Week 16 vs BUF (24 / 145 / 2 rush, 2 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
A career day for Jacobs as he gained 145 yards on 24 carries for two touchdowns as he beat up the undersized Buffalo front seven. Jacobs limped off the field early in the third quarter after being tackled by Kyle Williams. He returned for one more series but did not see the field in the fourth quarter.
2007 Week 17 vs NE (15 / 67 / 0 rush, 6 / 5 / 44 / 1 rec)
Brandon Jacobs ran the ball 15 times for 67 yards, with five receptions for 44 yards and a touchdown on six targets. Jacobs did not find a lot of running room in the first half, carrying the ball seven times for a total of seven yards. In the third quarter he got things going with consecutive runs of 16 and 15 respectively, eventually setting up Plaxico Burress with his first of two scores on the day. Jacobs had a nine yard run and first down nullified by a penalty, which eventually cost the Giants another potential score when Eli Manning was sacked for a big loss a few plays later.
2007 Week 18 vs TB (13 / 34 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 16 / 1 rec)
Brandon Jacobs scored two second quarter touchdowns, one rushing and one receiving, and totaled 13 carries for 34 yards on the ground and two receptions for 16 yards receiving. Jacobs was forced to miss most of the second half with cramping, but he should be good to go for next week.
2007 Week 19 vs DAL (14 / 54 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Jacobs had an average game, averaging just under four yards a carry. He scored the Giants' game winning touchdown on a second half one yard touchdown rush.
2007 Week 20 vs GB (21 / 67 / 1 rush, 0 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Brandon Jacobs carried the ball 21 times for 67 yards, and scored on a one yard touchdown plunge to start the second half. Jacobs had trouble breaking off gains longer than a few yards in this one, and lost a significant amount of carries to his backup Ahmad Bradshaw, who played well. Late in the game Jacobs mainly gave way to Bradshaw as he only had three carries through the fourth quarter and overtime, in comparison to Bradshaw's eight.
2007 Week 21 vs NE (14 / 42 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs could not get anything going on the night. He only averaged three yards a carry against the Patriots, and was targeted zero times. He did make many solid blocks in the backfield, but could not get much going on offense.
2006 Week 1 vs IND (8 / 54 / 1 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs had lots of success against the soft Colts' rush defense. His limited work produced fantastic results, including a high per carry average and a goal line score. Jacobs' huge frame and nimble moves complemented Barber's running style well. Jacobs was mostly an afterthought in the passing game.
2006 Week 2 vs PHI (5 / 35 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs had just five carries, but four of them were for six yards or more. He looked strong as he moved defenders backwards and forced the Eagles to use multiple tacklers to bring him down. He kept Tiki Barber fresh and seemed rather effective in just a limited role.
2006 Week 3 vs SEA (1 / 9 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
With the Giants trailing big for most of the game, Jacobs did not see much action. He rushed for nine yards on one rush, and caught the only ball thrown to him for a nine yard gain.
2006 Week 5 vs WAS (9 / 26 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 15 / 0 rec)
Jacobs was used frequently to spell Tiki Barber. He had season highs in both targets and receptions, being used on screens and dump off out of the backfield. Jacobs' longest rush was for nine yards.
2006 Week 6 vs ATL (11 / 53 / 1 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs carried 11 times for 53 yards and a touchdown. After a pass interference call at the two yard line, Jacobs came in for the goal line carry and capitalized with a two yard touchdown run.
2006 Week 7 vs DAL (10 / 40 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs had one carry in the first half, converting a third and one with a five yard gain. He was used more in the second half as the Giants built a commanding lead. Jacobs was the preferred choice in short yardage situations. He showed excellent strength and carried defenders or broke tackles after initial contact. Jacobs scored on a three yard run after being hit behind the line of scrimmage.
2006 Week 8 vs TB (7 / 41 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs carried seven times for 41 yards and a touchdown. As has become the normal style, he was inserted into the game replacing Barber at the goal line. Jacobs ran hard and is proving to be very difficult to take down.
2006 Week 9 vs HOU (7 / 19 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Jacobs carried seven times for 19 yards. He added one catch for 21 yards. He was used mostly in short yardage situations. He picked up four first downs including two on the Giants first touchdown drive. Jacobs was part of a nice fake by Manning on the touchdown pass to Shockey. Whenever Jacobs is in on short yardage, the defense has to pay a lot of attention to him since he's such a load to bring down.
2006 Week 10 vs CHI (2 / 9 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs has two rushes for two touchdowns. He was basically untouched on both plays, and is proving to be a very capable goal line back.
2006 Week 11 vs JAX (3 / 0 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 29 / 0 rec)
Jacobs entered the game on third and one but was hit for a one yard loss. He only had three carries in the game and ended with zero total yards on the ground, although he did convert on third and one in the second half. Jacobs was targeted twice and made both catches. The first was for a nine yard gain on third and 11, but the second was a screen that gained 20 yards and brought up the Giants' opening first down of the day.
2006 Week 12 vs TEN (9 / 54 / 2 rush, 2 / 2 / 14 / 0 rec)
Jacobs saw significant action in the game, with nine carries for 54 yards. Jacobs was inserted in goal line situations and ran with power when given the opportunity. After being thrown backwards for a loss on a goal line carry from the half yard line, Jacobs scored touchdowns on the Giants' next two possessions. His first touchdown came on a ten yard run on a pitch to the right. He barreled up the middle on fourth and one from the Titans' three yard line for his second touchdown. Jacobs also caught the only two passes thrown his way.
2006 Week 13 vs DAL (5 / 29 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 52 / 0 rec)
Jacobs ran the ball well, gaining 29 yards on five carries. He also added two catches for 52 yards, one of which was a 43 yard catch and run on a screen pass. Jacobs picked up a couple of first downs on the ground but the one he didn't pick up was the most important. On a fourth and one at the Dallas 24, Jacobs ran outside and was brought down by Ware for a three yard loss. Except for that play, Dallas had a tough time bringing down Jacobs. Oddly enough, on one drive Jacobs ran for four yards down to the Dallas four yard line. On second down he came out for Barber. The Giants then threw two incompletes and had to settle for a field goal. It seemed like pounding Jacobs would have been the way to go.
2006 Week 14 vs CAR (10 / 16 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs entered the game on the fourth play of the Giants first possession for a carry on third and one. The Giants' interior offensive line was blown off the ball and Jacobs was stuffed in the backfield forcing New York to punt. He got a carry at the goal line just before halftime, but fumbled on that play and lucked out that TE Jeremy Shockey was able to recover. At the start of the third quarter Jacobs was stuffed for the fourth time on his fourth carry ending another Giants' drive resulting in a Feely field goal. The Giants stuck with Jacobs at the start of their next possession keeping starting RB Tiki Barber on the sidelines and through the bulk of the fourth quarter.
2006 Week 15 vs PHI (3 / 13 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Jacobs was targeted once and caught the pass for a nine yard gain. He ran the ball once in the first half, gaining 12 yards and a first down. Unfortunately for Jacobs, he was hit at the end of the play by Brian Dawkins and fumbled the ball away to Sean Considine. Jacobs tweaked his ankle on the play and did not enter the game again until late in the second half. When he rejoined the game, Jacobs scored on a one yard run after being stopped for no gain on the previous play.
2006 Week 17 vs WAS (6 / 25 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs spelled starting RB Tiki Barber only after a few of Barber's long runs. He nearly got a gift touchdown at the end of regulation, but New York opted to take a knee three times on the goal line to end the game.
2006 Week 18 vs PHI (2 / 8 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs was used very sparingly, getting just a five yard carry in the final minute before halftime and a short three yard run in the fourth quarter. He was not utilized in a goal line situation, as RB Tiki Barber stayed in at tailback.
2005 Week 1 vs ARI (6 / 39 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs contributed with six carries for 39 yards, including a five yard touchdown run and a 21 yard burst around the right end. Jacobs, who weighs about 260, but is remarkably fast and nimble was the choice for short yardage situations and will likely take away some touches and scoring opportunities from Tiki Barber.
2005 Week 2 vs NO (3 / 5 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs capitalized on Barber being stopped short at the goal line and scored the first touchdown of the game. He was brought into the game on short yardage situations. Jacobs also contributed on special teams with kick off returns.
2005 Week 3 vs SD (1 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The Giants' short carry specialist saw limited action, as he only managed one play on the Giants' initial drive of the game. He appeared to be injured in some way after the play.
2005 Week 4 vs STL (2 / 16 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs had just two carries against the Rams, but made significant gains on each. Jacobs ran for 11 yards and a first down in the second quarter, lugging numerous defenders with him for extra yardage after the initial hit. His second carry was for five yards in the fourth quarter, but also gave the Giants another first down.
2005 Week 6 vs DAL (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The Giants brought Jacobs in late in the fourth quarter for a second and one carry at the Dallas three yard line. Jacobs gained two yards before being stripped by Roy Williams. Jacobs did not get another opportunity.
2005 Week 7 vs DEN (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs' name isn't here for what he did, but rather for what he did not do. That is, he did not touch the football once all game long. Jacobs had a costly fumble at the goal line last week, and the New York media skewered HC Tom Coughlin for his decision to go with Jacobs rather than the veteran Barber. It's doubtful that Coughlin kept Jacobs on the sidelines to appease the New York Post, but it was somewhat telling that Jacobs didn't see any touches one week after such a big negative.
2005 Week 8 vs WAS (8 / 14 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs scored a touchdown in the first half, spelling Tiki Barber after his long run and unsuccessful goal line try. Jacobs also came into the game late after Barber had been pulled because of the big lead.
2005 Week 9 vs SF (5 / 3 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs had five short yardage carries: He gained three yards on fourth and one, lost two yards on another fourth and one, was stuffed for no gain on a third and one, and added two fourth quarter touchdown runs. The 49ers' defense was able to penetrate leaving Jacobs with little chance on his two unsuccessful carries. Jacobs was also credited with a special teams tackle on a kickoff return.
2005 Week 10 vs MIN (1 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs' lone attempt was a successful conversion on a third and one. He also contributed a special teams tackle.
2005 Week 11 vs PHI (3 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs is supposed to be the goal line specialist for the Giants. HC Tom Coughlin may want to revisit that decision, as Jacobs was brought into the game with New York facing a first and goal from the one yard line. Jacobs ran the ball straight up the middle three times, and every time he failed to gain a yard. Jacobs appears to run too upright and is not taking advantage of his size or power. On all three carries he was met at the line and stopped dead in his tracks. The three goal line carries were the only opportunities that Jacobs had to touch the ball in Week 11.
2005 Week 13 vs DAL (2 / 2 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs came in on a first a goal from the one and bulled his way straight up the middle for a touchdown. He had just two carries in the game for two yards and a score. The touchdown was the sixth on the season for Jacobs.
2005 Week 14 vs PHI (2 / 0 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs had only two carries in the game, on successive goal line attempts. He failed to find the end zone on either play. On the second attempt, it appeared as if he scored a touchdown, but the officials ruled otherwise. The play was challenged, but the call on the field was upheld. Notably, after failing to penetrate the end zone on his two tries, Jacobs was not seen on the field again.
2005 Week 16 vs WAS (1 / 6 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs' only rush came on the final play of the game.
2005 Week 17 vs OAK (3 / 10 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Jacobs' TD run in the third quarter was set up by a great 58 yard punt return from Chad Morton. He spelled Tiki Barber a few plays during the game, but he only finished with three carries, ten yards and no passing targets.