After fumbling a couple of times in the season opener against the Dallas Cowboys there was speculation that David Wilson was headed for the bench. All week long the New York Giants have denied those reports, despite signing running back Brandon Jacobs and stood by David Wilson, but the in-game snaps in week two tell a different story.
RB split: Da’Rel Scott got 39 plays, David Wilson (the starter) got 24, Brandon Jacobs got 14. #NYG
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) September 16, 2013
None of the backs were really able to get the job done. Wilson was still the most efficient with 17 yards on 7 carries, both team highs. Brandon Jacobs got 7 carries for 4 yards, but did get a touchdown. Da’Rel Scott who led the team in snaps only carried the ball 5 times for a total of two yards.
That brings the total up to 23 yards on 19 carriers for the Giants, a dismal running effort. For Scott’s part he did catch 2 passes for 30 yards as well as a touchdown pass, Eli Manning’s only touchdown pass of the game.
The Giants are off to a 0-2 start, fortunately every NFC East team lost yesterday so they’d didn’t lose too much ground in the divisional race. They still need to get the ship righted though, turnovers plagued the team and Eli threw 4 interceptions Sunday.