RB Ryan Grant - Green Bay Packers
|6-1, 218||Born: 12-9-1982||College: Notre Dame||Drafted: ---|
2012 Week 14 vs DET (1 / 13 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Grant didn't get a carry until the fourth quarter. But as soon as he touched the ball, he made as much noise as the fans who welcomed him. Grant cut through the offensive line for a big first down into the secondary.
2012 Week 15 vs CHI (8 / 32 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Grant's first carry could well have been his last since it resulted in a fumble. Luckily for him, coach Mike McCarthy doesn't give up easy, so Grant had chances to atone for his error. On the fumble play, Grant had a huge hole to run through, and quickly got to the second level. He got wrapped up by the Bears' Major Wright who knocked the ball from Grant's hands. The Bears recovered it. It didn't result in any Chicago points, but it's the sort of mistake that had Grant unemployed for most of the season.
2012 Week 16 vs TEN (20 / 80 / 2 rush, 2 / 1 / 34 / 0 rec)
Grant enjoyed his best game of the 2012 season and his first as a starting halfback. The Packers installed Grant as their workhorse following Alex Green's concussion in Week Fifteen and the veteran paid out immediate dividends, carrying twenty times for eighty yards. Green Bay's offensive line provided Grant with serviceable lanes to run through, and Grant obliged with an efficient performance. Given the Packers' heavy reliance on the pass, the team simply needs a ball carrier that can cause the defense to anticipate a running play every so often. Grant's presence actually benefited Green Bay's air attack greatly, as the Tennessee defense routinely employed a single high safety in anticipation of the run and allowed Aaron Rodgers to pass to receivers in single coverage. Grant's skill set is nothing to fawn over. He does not plod or avoid contact, his vision is serviceable, but to borrow from baseball lexicon, he is more of a doubles hitter than a home run hitter. His second touchdown run of the afternoon was a quality east-to-west run inside the Tennessee red zone for a nine-yard score, though the Titans exhibited no interest in even touching him. Grant's first score featured, if one believes everything one reads, even less effort from the Tennessee defense in bringing him down. He nearly missed a third score on a thirty-four yard screen pass reception, but Titans linebacker Tim Shaw pushed him out of bounds short of the stripe. If players ever waltzed into the end zone on touchdown runs, then Ryan Grant's dance card was full for Week Sixteen
2012 Week 17 vs MIN (2 / 2 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The veteran opened the game as the starter, but was stopped after a short gain with his first carry from the shotgun.
2012 Week 18 vs MIN (7 / 7 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 16 / 0 rec)
Grant's first carry came on the Packers' second drive when he couldn't gain two yards up the middle for a first down on third and two. An offsides penalty allowed the drive to continue. Grant came back in a few plays later on first and 10, but was again stopped at the line of scrimmage, but this time he had to break a tackle before being coralled from behind. Rodgers went straight back to Grant on a screen pass that sent the running back free with blockers out in front. Grant finished the play hard for a first down and 15 yard gain. With just six minutes left in the fourth quarter, Grant came in for Harris. His first carry went for seven yards, but he was stopped for a five yard loss when three defenders hit him in the backfeld on the following play. After a Michael Jenkins' touchdown, Grant opened the Packers' next drive with a run for two yards up the middle. Grant cutback with his next carry for a four yard gain. After a first down reception, Grant was stopped in the backfield with his next carry. Grant gained three yards on third and 11 to finish his day.
2011 Week 1 vs NO (9 / 40 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Ryan Grant provides the Packers a rock solid option in pass protection, but lacks the type of explosiveness that the younger, more talented James Starks possesses in droves. Grant looked like his legs couldn't take him where his brain told them to go. On a screen pass in the first half, Grant failed to follow his blockers and showed very little patience on a play that could have gone for a much bigger gain than it did. His effort is admirable, but it is only a matter of time until Starks assumes a much larger role in this backfield.
2011 Week 2 vs CAR (6 / 25 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 14 / 0 rec)
Ryan Grant was the lesser of the Green Bay backs on Sunday, lacking the kind of spring in his step that the younger Starks has. Grant was used in the screen game effectively by Rodgers, allowing him to run in open space behind his blockers for a good gain. Grant appeared to be very indecisive even when running lanes appeared in front of him. He was slow to react and paid the price on more than one occasion with fierce tackles. Grant did a solid job in pass protection but failed to produce any moments of inspiration on the field.
2011 Week 3 vs CHI (17 / 92 / 0 rush, 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Although he has been losing out to James Starks over the last several weeks, Grant proved that he's still the main back in Green Bay, gashing the Bears for 92 yards on 17 carries. Grant showed patience and vision many times in this game, rushing into the pile, and then cutting back to daylight, turning short stuffs into huge gains. He frequently ran for 9 or more yards up the gut, and showed good explosion once he hit the hole. He went untouched on several plays until he reached the second level, and was frequently tackled after getting the first down and moving the chains. He finished the game with seven carries of 9-14 yards each. Although he took a hard shot late in the fourth quarter, he returned to the game and finished up with a few short carries late in the 4th to help run the clock and give Green Bay the win. He went to the hospital after the game, but X-Rays were negative and he was released without any problems.
2011 Week 5 vs ATL (7 / 18 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Grant looked smooth as he came out of the gate, knocking off a 9 yard run, and running strong. But then on the first possession he fumbled the ball, ending the drive, and basically ending his day. Grant only had a couple carries after that fumble, as the Packers then turned to James Starks.
2011 Week 6 vs STL (9 / 25 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 27 / 0 rec)
Grant started the game getting a lot of work, as seems to be the case. On the first series, he ran it twice for a first down, then caught a flare-out and banged his way forward for a 12 yard gain. It almost seems as though he gets the early playing time as a sort of reward, as Starks usually takes over and gets the bulk of the work after the first series. After that first series, there was nothing notable in Grant's play, as he averaged around 2 yards per carry, though much of his work came in the 2nd half when the Packers were just nursing their 21 point lead.
2011 Week 7 vs MIN (9 / 29 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Grant was the 'primary' ball carrier in this game, and he hit the holes hard when he had the opportunity. However, the Minnesota defense was very stingy in letting Green Bay move the ball on the ground until later in the 4th quarter, and Grant finished with just nine carries for 29 yards. His biggest contributions came on the opening drive where he took a delayed handoff from Shotgun off tackle for a big nine yard gain. He took the next handoff around the same end for another seven yard gain and these two carries accounted for over half of his total yards from scrimmage. Green Bay ran a true RBBC in this game, with Grant receiving about 40% of the touches.
2011 Week 9 vs SD (4 / 16 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Grant is very clearly the second banana to James Starks at this point. Grant had a handful of carries in the early going, but Starks had fourteen touches to Grant's four. Additionally, with the Packers trying to run out the clock late in the game it was Starks on the field trying to move the chains. At this point, Grant seems to be very much a complementary piece.
2011 Week 10 vs MIN (8 / 6 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Not a very good night and despite the Packers having a wide open offense and a strong passing game this guy just cannot find yards. he is a totally worthless addition to any FF team right now and while Starks doesn't really ever distance himself, at times it is painful to watch Grant. The OLine does provide holes but Grant is pretty slow and doesn't seem to be able to get to the line with much speed.
2011 Week 11 vs TB (4 / 16 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Not much you can say as Grant was only given the ball a couple times when the game was in the balance or when things mattered. It's been a long season for Grant owners who many have cut ties with him and things have not changed. When the Packers do want to run the ball or use their backs they look for Starks who offers more versatility.
2011 Week 12 vs DET (6 / 20 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 20 / 0 rec)
Ryan Grant got the start in this game over James Starks, but the Packers didn't run the ball very much. Grant was most heavily in the second quarter, where he had three short check down receptions, the longest of which was only 11 yards. It was a nice a nice play for Grant and he made two defenders miss to make the bit play. With the Packers up by 21 in the second half, Grant saw several rushing carries, but only posted 16 yards on five carries.
2011 Week 13 vs NYG (13 / 29 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 17 / 0 rec)
Ryan Grant got a decent workload on the ground in this game but the Giants shut down any rushing attempt by a GB RB. The Giants hammered Grant in the backfield all game and never let him get into the second level or even past the line of scrimmage at times. The penetration by NYG front 7 was good and there was no hope for Grant to establish much. Grant's biggest play was a checkdown pass which he found himself in open space and made a decent play for his team. Otherwise, Grant was sitting back in pass protection or running simple flair routes as Rodgers kept his eyes downfield to attack the weakness of the Giants defense.
2011 Week 14 vs OAK (10 / 85 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 13 / 0 rec)
On his first carry of the game, Grant gave a little juke move at the line of scrimmage, squirted through the hole, and outran everyone for a 47 yard TD. It looked a lot like old school Ryan Grant, and terrible defense from the Raiders. Grant looked noticeably faster, mostly because he was given a 4 yard head start on many of his runs. On a 12 yard run around the right side he outran 2 linebackers to the edge. In the second quarter Grant made a solid cutback and then absolutely broke a DB's ankles in the secondary. His second TD was only 6 yards, but he made the same semi-juke at the line of scrimmage and went in nearly untouched. Grant showed great moves and multiple times juked defenders so badly that they didn't even touch him. It was a combination of a rejuvenated back and hapless run defense.
2011 Week 15 vs KC (12 / 66 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 35 / 0 rec)
Grant continues to look like his old self, with both his burst and his ability to cut both back as good as they've ever been. The Packers lack of ability to sustain a drive hurt Grant's opportunities and then the game script in the second half did even further. He picked up 18 yards on a first down carry with less than a minute remaining in the half and the Chiefs clearly looking pass. Even with the large hole, he did make a man miss at the second level on the big gain. He started the second half strong with a nice cut at the line on his way to a 12 yard gain. Grant also made a nice juggling catch early in the 4th quarter and then turned it into a 22 yard gain. Grant was all but forgotten in the red zone, with no opportunities and saw little action in the 4th quarter, especially after the Packers fell down by 2 scores.
2011 Week 16 vs CHI (8 / 44 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 34 / 0 rec)
Ryan Grant was held in check for most of the game, and of his ten touches, the majority of his yardage came on just two plays. On the opening drive, while the Bears were just looking to get into the game, Rodgers rolled away from pressure and dumped the ball on a screen to Grant. The defense broke down and Grant took off for a big 32 yard catch and run. The other big play for him was in the third quarter where Grant took a handoff, bounced outside and got to the edge, he was able to cut back across the middle and was eventually tackled after a big 24 yard gain. It set up the 55 yard bomb to Nelson that broke the back of Chicago.
2011 Week 17 vs DET (12 / 48 / 0 rush, 3 / 1 / 80 / 1 rec)
Ryan Grant was the primary ball carrier in this game, with James Starks inactive to give him extra rest before the playoffs. He had limited success running the ball against a stingy Detroit defense, but came up big in the second quarter on an 80 yard catch and run screen where he ran untouched for almost the length of the field, slowing down only at the end before costing into the end zone for a big play TD. It was his only catch of the day. He had 10 of his 12 carries in the first half, the longest was a nine yard run trap play near the end of the 1st quarter.
2011 Week 19 vs NYG (8 / 33 / 0 rush, 5 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
Ryan Grant had an average performance that turned into a poor performance after two key mistakes on the field. Grant had a drop on a pass that would have secured the first down but he turned upfield before he caught the football completely and took a big hit, causing the pass to fall incomplete. Grant then had a costly fumble in the Packers half as he attempted to get too many yards and do too much on one play, took an extra hit from a NYG DB and the ball was jarred loose. Grant was able to take advantage of some running lanes when the Packers caught the NYG defense off guard, as they were playing the pass for most of the time. Grant was solid but unspectacular on the ground and mostly a checkdown or screen option for Rodgers in the passing game. The Packers offense went through Rodgers & his receivers, giving very little opportunity to Grant to get going in the game as the Giants had the lead for most of the time. GB have never been able to run the ball with any real consistency and NYG knew this, as they gave up some rushing yards in an effort to be ready for the more dangerous threat, QB Rodgers.
2010 Week 1 vs PHI (8 / 45 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ryan Grant had a solid start to his Week 1, rushing for 45 yards on just eight carries, but then he suffered an ankle injury that forced him to the sideline. At first the trainers were removing his tape job from his ankle and then Grant hopped into the locker room for what appeared to be x-rays then a re-tape, but after halftime Grant was in a walking boot on the sideline. Grant did not play a snap after the injury and remains a question mark for Week 2 at home against Buffalo.
2009 Week 1 vs CHI (16 / 61 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Ryan Grant said he was working on his top gear this past off-season, and it showed. During the contest with the Bears in Week 1, Grant was explosive through the hole and around the corner, picking up good yardage in chunks when he was able to hit the hole at full speed. His speed was not on display every time he touched the ball due to the Chicago defensive penetration, but when he was in open spaces he displayed great speed and top notch talent. Grant also ran with power between the tackles, moving the line and scoring a key touchdown in the second half.
2009 Week 2 vs CIN (14 / 46 / 1 rush, 5 / 3 / 22 / 0 rec)
Other than a gaping hole on a cutback touchdown run inside the ten, Grant had no running room inside or outside against Cincinnati. On the rare occasion he did have a crease, Grant looked decisive and got to the second level easily. He was also targeted on a variety of screen and wheel routes, which were mostly successful.
2009 Week 3 vs STL (26 / 99 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 5 / 0 rec)
Grant had a pedestrian first half, and fared a little better in the second, but not by much. He showed a good initial burst, but ultimately wasn't able to find the hole or shed the first tackler. A good chunk of his yardage came late in the game when the Packers were running down the clock. Grant had a couple of red zone carries, including one that went to the one yard line, which fullback John Kuhn then took in for a score on the next play. He was targeted as a receiver only once.
2009 Week 4 vs MIN (11 / 51 / 0 rush, 4 / 4 / 50 / 0 rec)
Ryan Grant quietly racked up 101 yards on 15 touches, and had an impressive game despite a stingy defense and a hostile crowd. When the Vikings tried to blitz Rodgers, if he had time to throw, he would often look to dump it to Grant, who would break it for a medium or long gain. When he ran the ball, he was equally impressive, improving on his 3.7 YPC average coming into the game with 51 yards on 11 attempts. He was never able to establish much of a rhythm though as the Packers were playing catch up for most of the evening. Still, 101 yards against the Vikings is impressive on the road and might signal that Ryan Grant of two years ago might not be completely lost after all.
2009 Week 6 vs DET (24 / 90 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 17 / 0 rec)
It was a tale of two halves for Grant in week 6 vs. the Lions. Grant was not leaned on very heavily in the 1st half and was he mostly ineffective when he did see the ball. Grant really turned it on during the 2nd half breaking off his largest gain of the season of 22 yards. He displayed his usual tough running style and finished strong on most of his carries. His final numbers will look good in the box score, putting up over 100 total yards, but it was a rather pedestrian effort for him. But so is life when you are Ryan Grant, solid but rarely spectacular.
2009 Week 7 vs CLE (27 / 148 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 3 / 0 rec)
The Packers committed to the run early, running Grant six times in their opening drive, which featured ten rushes and only one pass. Grant was effective in the first half, stretching plays before cutting back as a hole opened. Most of his production came in the second half, as the Packers wore down the Browns' defense. Grant found it easier to get outside the tackles in the third quarter and showed a good burst of speed and broke tackles on a number of longer runs. He nearly broke a long touchdown run early in the fourth quarter but was pushed out of bounds at the five yard line.
2009 Week 8 vs MIN (10 / 30 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 21 / 0 rec)
Grant found no room to run against a stout Vikings defense that he had success against in the past. A few checkdown receptions kept his day from being a total loss. Touchdown passes to Spencer Havner and Greg Jennings kept him from getting red zone opportunities, but the way the line was blocking, it is unlikely that he would have done much with them anyway. Grant is only a safe start against weak competition, and you have to wonder whether Ahman Green may start to steal a touch here and there.
2009 Week 9 vs TB (21 / 96 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Grant had a great game that could have been even better if the Packers hadn't had so many lapses in all facets of the game. He ran hard behind great run blocking, often not meeting a tackler until he was four or five yards past the line of scrimamge. The line paved the way for his touchdown, lots of five-to-seven yard gains, and even a few runs that got Grant into the open field. He is running as well as he has all year, hitting the hole with great pace and shedding arm tackles with ease. If the rest of the team was coming together, Grant would be knocking on the door of RB1 status the way he is running right now.
2009 Week 10 vs DAL (19 / 79 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 8 / 0 rec)
Green Bay kept Grant consistently involved in week 10 and he turned in another blue-collar type of effort. In all it was a very typical game from Grant. He was unable to break off a long gainer but he was seldom stopped for a loss. The hard-charging, straight ahead approach Grant is good at served the Packers well as it gave Rodgers a break from the Dallas pressure. Grant finished the game with 21 total touches but was held out of the end zone for the second straight week. He appears to have settled into a groove where he beats up on poor defenses but looks average vs. stout run stopping teams.
2009 Week 11 vs SF (21 / 129 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 16 / 0 rec)
Grant got a ton of touches early, and it got him and the offensive line in a good rhythm. The line was getting a great push, and Grant was making crisp, decisive cuts to hit the hole hard and make good gains on most of his touches. He also stayed involved in the passing game more than he has been in the past, and he even made a tackler miss in the backfield. Grant was able to score on a one-yard plunge, and he bounced off of the pile for a long gain late in the 4th quarter on the play that effectively killed the 49ers comeback chances. He is getting hot at the perfect time for his fantasy owners - heading into a matchup against the hapless Lions.
2009 Week 12 vs DET (20 / 61 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 42 / 0 rec)
The Packers came out focused on establishing the run and Grant had some success early on. He ran with purpose and hit the holes very hard, breaking some tackles along the way. As the game progressed the Packers leaned more heavily on their passing game so Grant was not as much of a factor. Due to the strong straight-ahead running from Grant, he finished with just over 100 total yards on the game. One low-light for Grant, he was dropped in the end zone for a safety in the 4th quarter. Due to his consistent workload, Grant is really one of the safer RB2 options out there today.
2009 Week 13 vs BAL (18 / 41 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Grant didn't show up well in the box score, but he ran north-south with decisive cuts upfield to force the Ravens to honor the run. There wasn't much room to run against the Ravens stout front seven, but Grant maximized what he did find. He ran with as good a burst as he has had all year, and should have nice RB2 value down the stretch.
2009 Week 14 vs CHI (20 / 137 / 2 rush, 2 / 2 / 7 / 0 rec)
Grant had his best game of the season by breaking his longest run of the season on the Packers first play from scrimmage, and then following it with efficient, tough running. Grant ran downhill, consistently getting yards after first contact by winning collisions and keeping his legs churning. Grant flashed a very nice cutback to make a good gain one of his receptions, and he also got to the corner for a key run to get the Packers out of the shadows of their own goalposts in the fourth quarter. He looks as strong as he did at the beginning of the season.
2009 Week 15 vs PIT (8 / 37 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Grant barely got a chance to get going in this one as the passing game carried the day. He did score on a fourth quarter delay run when Tyrone Carter took a bad angle to salvage a decent fantasy day, but the Packers really didn't even try to force the Steelers to honor the run because they were having great success passing all day.
2009 Week 16 vs SEA (16 / 97 / 2 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Grant was not impressive early on. He looked average at best for most of the day, but a couple of memorable plays gave him a pretty nice stat line. A great effort to dive for the pylon got him his 3-yard touchdown in the first quarter; and he broke free for a 56 yard score in the 2nd quarter.
2009 Week 17 vs ARI (11 / 51 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
The Packers starting tailback looked explosive, as he has in his last few games, running with both power and determination. Grant capped off the Packers first scoring drive with a 1-yard plunge when he found a small crease for the score. He also had a nice 13 run where he found room on the left side of the line and hit the hole hard and fast. Grant's confidence is high right now and he seems to be playing with fresh legs and enthusiasm.
2009 Week 18 vs ARI (11 / 65 / 0 rush, 2 / 2 / 18 / 0 rec)
Grant was very effective, ripping off long runs by finding cutback lanes and breaking weak tackles. Most of his runs went for 5-10 yards even though he was never able to get in a rhythm because the Packers trailed for the entire game. He finished the season strong and should be a good second round pick in fantasy drafts next season.
2008 Week 1 vs MIN (12 / 92 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Grant failed to get the ball in the end zone despite having four carries within five yards of the goal line in the second quarter. The next time the Packers were at the goal line, he did not receive a carry. Grant made an important long run in the fourth quarter, hitting a big hole through the right side and then making a beautiful juke move at the ten yard line before being taken down at the two for a 57 yard run.
2008 Week 2 vs DET (15 / 20 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Still nursing a tender hamstring, it was not until game-time that it was decided Grant would play. While he was given a healthy dose of carries early (half of his game total came in the first twenty minutes), and he showed some of the same punch that he displayed last year, Grant seemed to wear down as the game progressed. Whether because of his injury or lack of conditioning, Grant was rarely on the field for more than two or three plays in a row, and when the Packers needed tough yards (including on the goal-line) it was fellow RB Brandon Jackson who got the call. Grant's day ended with a whimper as he only carried once in the fourth quarter, and his final two carries went for a total of -5 yards. Grant was not involved in the Packer passing game.
2008 Week 3 vs DAL (13 / 54 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
RB Ryan Grant was healthy enough to take on the bulk of the carries for the Packers. The team fell behind relatively early and they were forced to take it to the air and abandoned the running attack. On his first carry of the game, he fumbled the ball and Dallas recovered, which setup a field goal. Grant only had one carry on a goal to go situation, carrying the ball from the eight yard line. He did not score.
2008 Week 4 vs TB (15 / 20 / 0 rush, 3 / 2 / -4 / 0 rec)
It appeared that the Packers wanted to get Grant involved early in this game as he received 11 rushes in the first quarter, but those 11 attempts only went for 21 yards. Grant got only four more carriers for the rest of the game and his last nine touches went for a total of negative 9 yards. His third quarter fumble was returned 38 yards for a touchdown by Tampa Bay S Jermaine Phillips.
2008 Week 5 vs ATL (18 / 83 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Though Grant still has yet to break 100 yards on the ground this season, he did show flashes of a running back who could put up big numbers in the running game. Ten of his 18 carries went for three yards or less, but Grant showed some good effort on his longer runs of 12, 13, and 14 yards as he made cuts and attacked the hole. The second half is were the running back accumulated most of his yards as he averaged 5.8 yards on his 10 carries.
2008 Week 6 vs SEA (33 / 90 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ryan Grant just kept hitting the Seahawks and pounding them play after play after play. He worked very hard for his 90 yards and at the end of the game he didn't even look tired. He was not used in the passing game. Grant did not break any big plays and his longest gain was seventeen yards. It was a gutsy and hard fought performance.
2008 Week 7 vs IND (31 / 105 / 1 rush, 2 / 2 / 12 / 0 rec)
RB Ryan Grant ran the ball well against the Colts. He looked better than he has for most of this season and may be back on track following an early injury this year. He was not used much in the passing game but was clearly the featured back in the running game. He was basically untouched on his eleven yard touchdown run in the first half. He fumbled the ball in the first quarter but it was gobbled up by FB Korey Hall. Grant also powered his way through the line on a fourth and one situation for a seven yard gain.
2008 Week 9 vs TEN (20 / 86 / 0 rush, 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Grant was the primary ball carrier for the Packers, and looked steady all day He had three runs over ten yards (13, 15, 13) and seemed to manage runs in the four to six yard range more often than not. On the downside, once the Packers are inside the ten, they throw more than they run, so he got no carries close to the goal line.
2008 Week 10 vs MIN (16 / 75 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ryan Grant actually looked like he had his burst back. One play was one guy away from going all the way. The safety got him around the legs to stop him. Grant did not have many holes but he worked hard and still got yards. He had more than one run for a first down and they were not untouched. Two long runs were called back on penalties. He would have had a great day if his offensive line could have blocked for him.
2008 Week 11 vs CHI (25 / 145 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 6 / 0 rec)
Grant had an unreal first half, running for 105 yards on just 13 carries, scoring a touchdown in the process. Grant looked early on, breaking loose for a 35 yard gain on a halfback draw on his second carry. Late in the second quarter, Grant continued his dominance as he ran for eight yards, 18 yards, and a 4 yard touchdown on three consecutive plays. Grant finished the afternoon with 145 rushing yards on 25 carries.
2008 Week 12 vs NO (18 / 67 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 19 / 0 rec)
RB Ryan Grant was relatively quiet in the loss. He was the featured back but the team was forced to abandon the run in the second half as the Saints jumped out to a large lead. He looked strong in spots and was clearly the featured back for Green Bay.
2008 Week 13 vs CAR (12 / 39 / 0 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Ryan Grant was off to a good start grinding out yards and showing some power. But he was hurt close to the end of the second quarter and did not see the field again. He was in uniform and it did not look serious.
2008 Week 14 vs HOU (19 / 104 / 1 rush, 1 / 1 / 8 / 0 rec)
Grant was effective, gaining 104 yards on his 19 attempts (no other Packer running back had a carry in the game.) His six yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter gave Green Bay their first lead of the game. Grant has been slowed by injuries this season, but looked good in this game. He caught his only target for an eight yard gain.
2008 Week 15 vs JAX (21 / 56 / 0 rush, 4 / 3 / 32 / 0 rec)
Grant ran hard whenever he had the ball, but although he seemed on the verge of breaking loose for big gains a few times, was unable to do so. He showed good power as he gained several yards after being initially hit at or near the line of scrimmage on some of his rushes. The only pass he dropped was just outside the red zone, and he had blockers in front of him, giving him a decent chance of getting into the end zone. His team settled for a field goal on that drive.
2008 Week 16 vs CHI (25 / 61 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 20 / 1 rec)
Grant had a very nice first half as he carried the ball 12 times for 40 yards and added two receptions for 23 yards, including a 17 yard touchdown pass. Grant caught a short screen pass from QB Aaron Rodgers and he turned up field and broke the tackle by rookie safety Craig Steltz. Steltz had replaced an injured S Mike Brown two plays earlier. Grant did very little in the second half as he had 13 carries for 21 yards.
2008 Week 17 vs DET (19 / 106 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 23 / 0 rec)
Grant had a solid rushing day for the Packers with 19 carries for 106 yards and added three receptions for 23 yards on three targets in the passing game. While Grant failed to get in the end zone and lost a fumble, he did have an 80 yard touchdown run called back and had another productive rushing day to cap off an improved second half of the year after his slow start.
2007 Week 2 vs NYG (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 21 / 0 rec)
Grant caught his only target for a 21 yard gain that led to the Packers' first touchdown of the game.
2007 Week 5 vs CHI (0 / 0 / 0 rush, 1 / 1 / 7 / 0 rec)
Grant had one look in the passing game with both Wynn and Morency out of the game.
2007 Week 8 vs DEN (22 / 104 / 0 rush, 3 / 3 / 7 / 0 rec)
Grant didn't see his first carry until early on in the second quarter, but he made the most of his first half opportunities rushing for 81 yard on 14 carries. On a 97 yard Packer drive that led to a field goal, he picked up 53 of those yards on the ground including a big 23 yard run that took the ball to down to the Denver 18 yard line. Twice in the second quarter, he rushed the ball down to the one yard line, but was unable to push the ball into the end zone. Yards were harder to come by in the second half as Grant was only able to average 2.9 yards on eight rushes.
2007 Week 9 vs KC (19 / 55 / 0 rush, 5 / 4 / 37 / 0 rec)
In his first game as the starting back Ryan Grant led the team in rushing, hitting the hole quickly and decisively. He was consistently able to get to the second level of the defense before being tackled. While his stats may not show it, he was able to provide the Packers with a legitimate rushing threat to take some of the pressure off of the passing game. Grant's numbers on the day could have better, but the officials ruled that he went out of bounds on the Kansas City 15 yard line on an apparent touchdown pass from Favre.
2007 Week 10 vs MIN (25 / 119 / 1 rush, 5 / 5 / 20 / 0 rec)
Ryan Grant was able to do what no other running back has done against the Vikings rush defense this year, which was break 100 yards. What is more impressive is that he almost reached that point by halftime. He looked great against an unenthusiastic rush defense, finding gaping holes to run through all day. He touchdown run was a thing of beauty, exploding through a nice hole, and breaking several arm tackles on his way to the end zone. He finished with career highs in rushes (25), rushing yards (119) and receptions (5).
2007 Week 11 vs CAR (20 / 88 / 0 rush, 2 / 1 / 2 / 0 rec)
Grant ran the ball pretty well, rushing for 88 yards on 20 carries. His longest run was 23 yards and he almost broke it for a score but Julius Peppers made a saving tackle. He caught one pass for two yards. Grant had one carry inside the Carolina ten yard line. He ran for one yard down to the three yard line. He left the game in the fourth quarter with what looked like a mild ankle sprain.
2007 Week 12 vs DET (15 / 101 / 1 rush, 7 / 6 / 31 / 0 rec)
As the game neared the end of the third quarter, Grant was having an extremely quiet game against a run defense that was seemingly ripe for the picking. He had just three carries for seven yards with just over three minutes left in the third quarter. Over the final 18 minutes of play, Grant carried the ball 12 more times for 94 yards and completely ran over any Detroit defenders in his way. He looked very strong with the ball in his hands, and his punishing running style really helped set the tone for the fourth quarter when Detroit looked to be getting back into the game. He was huge down the stretch, much to the surprise of his fantasy owners who probably were content with his five yard touchdown dive in the second quarter. He was stuffed at the goal line late in the game, but it hardly took away from how good he looked. It was already evident heading into this week that Grant is going to be "the man" in the Green Bay running game, and this performance did nothing to take away from that statement. No other halfbacks even touched the ball in the game, and Grant's six receptions serve to illustrate that his role as an every down back is pretty well cemented at this point.
2007 Week 13 vs DAL (14 / 94 / 2 rush, 1 / 1 / 4 / 0 rec)
Grant broke off the Packers' first big play of the game when he took a third and one play 62 yards for a touchdown. The Dallas safeties should have been able to make the tackle on Grant on this play, but they ran into each other, making it an easy scamper for him once he got through the line. It was the longest run of the year for Green Bay. He would finish the first half with ten carries for 90 yards. Grant got his second touchdown of the game when he punched in a score from within the one yard line. But Grant wasn't a big part of the offense in the second half as he only gained four yards rushing on four carries in the second half.
2007 Week 14 vs OAK (29 / 156 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Maybe it was the cold weather or maybe it was the lingering effects of Brett Favre's injuries, but the Packers put an emphasis on giving the ball to Grant in this contest. He got off to a good start, rushing the ball five times for 44 yards on Green Bay's first drive and he was instrumental on the Packers' first touchdown drive. On that series, Grant took the ball on a third and one play and, after he hurdled a would be Oakland tackler, hit the hole to pick up four yards. Two plays later he plowed through a Raider defender on his way to a six yard touchdown. The score was his third rushing touchdown in the last two weeks and his fifth of the year. Grant would have longer rushes in this game of 17, 19, and 26 yards.
2007 Week 15 vs STL (18 / 55 / 1 rush, 3 / 2 / 5 / 0 rec)
Grant looked like he was off to a big game as he rushed for 18 yards on Green Bay's first series He capped that initial drive with a one yard touchdown run that gave the Packers a 7 - 0 lead. The rest of the game was a struggle for Grant as he finished the contest with only 55 yards despite getting 18 carries. His long rush of the game went for a 24 yard gain that came early on in the fourth quarter. Grant's first quarter fumble on a passing play gave the ball to the Rams on the St. Louis 33 yard line.
2007 Week 16 vs CHI (14 / 100 / 1 rush, 2 / 1 / 9 / 0 rec)
Grant started off the game strong with a nice run to the right, and cutting back to the middle for a 24 yard gain. The Packers punted, but a few series later, Grant ripped off a 66 yard touchdown run. That was effectively the end of the day for Grant, as the score quickly got out of hand in the second half, and the running game was abandoned. Grant did reach 100 yards despite carrying the ball just 14 times.
2007 Week 17 vs DET (6 / 57 / 1 rush, 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 rec)
Grant's 27 yard touchdown on the Packers' first series marked his sixth consecutive game with a score. He also had a longer run of 18 yards in this contest as well. Grant was shown grimacing in pain while coming off the field following a run with just under six minutes remaining in the first quarter. It was later reported that Grant had a stinger and he did not return to the game.
2007 Week 19 vs SEA (27 / 201 / 3 rush, 2 / 2 / 6 / 0 rec)
Ryan Grant carried the ball 27 times for an amazing 201 yards and three touchdowns, despite the snow covered field clearly making footing difficult. Grant had four separate carries of 26 or more yards, and was hitting the holes with great explosiveness. The Seahawks had no answer for him, and as the Packers took control they kept feeding him the ball to ice away the game in the second half. Despite two costly first quarter fumbles that allowed the Seahawks a 14-0 lead, they stuck with him as their workhorse, and he certainly rewarded them for that choice. He caught both of his targets for six yards.
2007 Week 20 vs NYG (13 / 29 / 0 rush, 0 / 1 / -3 / 0 rec)
Grant carried the ball 13 times for 29 yards. His longest carry of the game went for 13, and had another of seven, but otherwise was held to three or fewer yards on each of his other carries. The Giants did a good job of bottling Grant up at the line, and obviously limited him from breaking any of his trademark long runs. Despite his lack of effectiveness he continued playing over backup Brandon Jackson, although only had two carries after the third quarter, including overtime. Grant only caught one of his three passes for negative three yards.