Wilson had a phenomenal day on Sunday, accumulating 327 all-purpose yards and became the first player in NFL history to have 200 or more return yards and rush for 100 yards in the same game. Ahmad Bradshaw, the Giants starting running back, did not, rushing for only 33 yards on 11 carries and leaving with a knee injury which required an MRI.
With a combination of Wilson’s performance and Bradshaw’s injury, it is safe to say the one way or another Wilson will see an increase in playing time next week against the Atlanta Falcons.
The extent of Bradshaw’s injury is not known at this time as Tom Coughlin continued to be hush-hush on his star running back like he has all year on a wide variety of ailments that have befallen Bradshaw this season. If Bradshaw can’t go because of his knee injury then the Giants will start Wilson at running back and expect newly signed running backs Ryan Torain and Kregg Lumpkin to step up and contribute.
Whatever happens, it appears as if Wilson is ready for the increased workload. He ran like a man possessed on Sunday and showed Giants fans just how exciting he can be if given the chance. That ability has Giants fans salivating to see what else Wilson has in store for them.
Well, now it appears as if Giants fans might see what Wilson can do when given the ball 25 or more times in an offense. We will know more later on in the week but I also wouldn’t be surprised if Bradshaw was a game-time decision so we might have to wait until kickoff next week.
Wilson will see more carries next week. The only real question is whether or not he will be the feature back or if Bradshaw will be healthy enough to shoulder the load.