New York Giants’ RB David Wilson had a spectacular game against the New Orleans Saints’ porous defense. When it came time to duplicate that performance against the Atlanta Falcons, Wilson didn’t deliver. This Sunday, the Giants will most likely go back to Wilson providing the speed off the bench with the return of RB Ahmad Bradshaw.
The Giants went away from the run game early after falling behind big early on. Bradshaw was sitting at home watching the game and resting his knee injury. It’s a good thing he wasn’t in Atlanta. If you saw the way Bradshaw was earlier this season in one particular game, you’ll know to never get away from the run game.
Bradshaw’s return gives the Giants a chance to pound the rock to him and allow him to exploit holes in the Ravens’ defense. It isn’t clear if LB Ray Lewis will be playing in this game, but he’ll have to shake off some rust if he does play. LB Terrell Suggs played in last week’s game but he was clearly affected by his shoulder injury.
The Giants needs to commit to the run a little more. It’ll take a little pressure off of QB Eli Manning, which he can use especially going up against S Ed Reed. With the absence of CB Lardarius Webb, the Ravens have struggled against the pass as well. Manning will be able to take advantage of that, but the Giants will need to keep the defense honest.
Bradshaw may not be 100%, but we know how tough he is. After watching the debacle in the Georgia Dome this past Sunday, Bradshaw wants to do something about that. With the playoffs in reach, no one will be working harder than Bradshaw. Let’s just hope he doesn’t injure himself again.