Brandon Jacobs has averaged 102 rushing yards per game in the three games since he resumed his role as the starting running back. If he can keep that up for the next three games he’ll likely find himself making history.
Jacobs has 693 rushing yards this season, 307 shy of 1,000. Getting there would give the Giants a pair of 1,000-yard rushers for the second time in three seasons and make Jacobs the first running back ever to share that status with two different backs. Two years ago he and Derrick Ward each made it over the plateau.
“It would mean a lot to me,” Jacobs said. “I know Ahmad and I can do the same thing.”
Bradshaw, who already has 1,116 rushing yards, said it would mean a lot to him as well.
“Just knowing what we have, we know we can do it,” Bradshaw said. “I know it’s a goal for both of us. We just have to fight for it and keep running.”
When Jacobs and Ward accomplished the feat two years ago, Ward was the accountant of the quest, keeping track of how many yards were needed and when the duo would reach the summit. Neither Jacobs nor Bradshaw admitted to knowing exactly how many rushing yards Jacobs needs to get there this time.
“All I can do is keep running and hopefully my big brother can get there with me to 1,000,” Bradshaw said. “We’ll celebrate it together.”
If Jacobs maintains the exact pace of the last three games over the next three, he'll finish with 999 yards. Don't worry. Bradshaw said he;d be happy to forfeit a few carries down the stretch to get him there.
Of course Jacobs is more focused on other accomplishments.
“The one goal we all want is to go to Dallas and without that I think all the other stuff is irrelevant,” Jacobs said of the site of this year’s Super Bowl. “It’d be good to get in the history books again, be a part of it, but I want to win, and that’s my main focus.”