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Jacobs closing in on team TD mark

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: Brandon Jacobs

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - SEPTEMBER 19: Brandon Jacobs #27 of the New York Giants runs the ball against Ben Leber #59 of the St. Louis Rams at MetLife Stadium on September 19, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images) Photo Credit: Getty/Al Bello

Brandon Jacobs called his touchdown run in the third quarter last night “the first of many” he intends to score this season. If that’s true, then he should hold the team record for most rushing touchdowns in a career by the time the season is over.

Last night’s touchdown was the 50th of Jacobs’ career, breaking a tie for second place on the all-time list with Rodney Hampton at 49. The only player ahead of him on the list now is Tiki Barber, who had 55 rushing touchdowns.

Here’s the list of the top seven in Giants history:

Tiki Barber 55
Brandon Jacobs 50
Rodney Hampton 49
Joe Morris 48
Alex Webster 39
Ottis Anderson 35
Frank Gifford 34

Of course Tiki also had 12 receiving touchdowns to go with his 55 rushing ones, which places him sixth on the all-time team list in scoring with 416 points (he had four two-point conversions and a two-point return mixed in there). Jacobs has three receiving TDs. Frank Gifford is the team’s all-time leading offensive scorer with 484 points on 78 touchdowns plus a few FGs, PATs and a two-point return.

 

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