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Giants' Jacobs looking to make NFL history

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (27)

New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (27) celebrates his touchdown in the second quarter of the NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field in Detroit. (Dec. 13, 2010) Photo Credit: AP

Brandon Jacobs has averaged 102 rushing yards 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 in NFL history 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 has 1,116 rushing yards, said it would mean a lot to him as well.

"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 for 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, but I want to win, and that's my main focus."

 

Snee doesn't walk the walk

C Shaun O'Hara (foot) practiced in yesterday's walk-through and appears on track to return to the lineup Sunday against the Eagles. But G Chris Snee, who was shaken up with a hip injury on Monday night after making a tackle on the first interception, did not participate in the walk-through.

 

Giant steps

As expected, the Giants put LB Clint Sintim (knee) on injured reserve, replacing him with DE Alex Hall on the 53-man roster . . . The Giants also signed LB Kenny Ingram to their practice squad . . . After becoming visibly frustrated with a question he's been asked dozens of times during the last few days - how the team handled the adversity of their travel misadventures this weekend - Tom Coughlin lost his cool and snapped at a reporter. Then he growled his answer. "They were patient," he said, ironically.

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