New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs gave me a feeling of nostalgia on Thursday night, because he turned back the clock to his first stint with the Giants by rushing for over 100 yards and bulldozing his way for two scores. Jacobs looked every bit as strong as he ever has, and he has to be the league’s most powerful running back. He probably still has a role on the team even when David Wilson comes back from his neck injury, but Jacobs is going to be the team’s No. 1 back for- most likely- the next few weeks.
The Giants had just one running back at practice today in Michael Cox, but the good news is that Brandon Jacobs is expected to return to practice. The New York Daily News’s Ralph Vacchiano tweets that Jacobs injured his hamstring and is expected to return to the practice field on Thursday. At this point, practice isn’t even important for Jacobs, but I’m sure Tom Coughlin wants him to practice regardless. The key thing is that Jacobs is healthy, because the last thing the Giants could afford to have happen is an injury to Jacobs on top of what the significant ailment Wilson is suffering from.
Jacobs’s hamstring doesn’t seem serious at all, and he has plenty of time to recover. Not only are the Giants coming off of a Thursday night game, but their next contest against the Minnesota Vikings will be on Monday. So far this season, Jacobs has three touchdown runs, and the Giants running game will be solid if the line can block like it did last week; they were absolutely horrific before Week 6.