Brandon Jacobs a fantasy option, looking like old self
Jacobs, 31, was signed by the Giants last month after backup running back Andre Brown fractured his leg during the preseason. Jacobs received 11 carries from Weeks 2-4, but then his workload picked up last week against Philadelphia when he rushed for 37 yards on 11 carries. On Thursday, he was steadily fed the ball in the first half and looked like his old self, even scoring a 4-yard touchdown.
Jacobs punished some Bears defenders — just ask linebacker DJ Williams how he felt after their collision — and was hitting the hole with a purpose. He rushed for a long of 16 yards in the first half and gave the Bears defenders fits every time they tried to bring him down. After riding the bench most of last year with the San Francisco 49ers, Jacobs showed for the first time since 2011 that he still has legs.
Naturally, after running the ball so well with Jacobs in the first half, the Giants came out throwing in the second half. Just what they want — they finally get a running game going, and they put the ball back in the hands of the guy who leads the league in interceptions. At least the Giants fed Jacobs the ball at the goal line for his second touchdown after getting a pass interference call to set things up.