The New York Giants have had trouble running the ball this season. Their run offense ranks 29th in the NFL with an average of 76.9 yards per game. They don’t have a single running back who has rushed for over 200 yards on the season, and they’ve been struggling to find a consistent starter. Against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday, Giants running back Andre Brown got the call in his first game back from injury.
“I carried it 30 times?” Brown said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “It felt like 50.”
Brown ran for 115 yards on those 30 carries and a touchdown. That averages out to a respectable 3.8 yards per carry. Brown had been out recovering from a broken leg, but he didn’t let concerns of another injury hold him back.
“I’m running for my life out there,” he said. “Pretty simple. . . .
“You can’t think about and dwell on the past or anything. You’ve just got to go and continue to move forward and remain positive and don’t look back. If I look back at all the injuries that I’ve had I wouldn’t be here right now. Just move forward and keep working.”
The Giants might begin to feel a little more confident going forward as they try to extend their three game win streak.