Brandon Jacobs will be behind enemy lines on Sunday, October 14 when the New York Giants face the San Francisco 49ers. However, Jacobs' contributions to the Giants organization shouldn't be forgotten. A member of two Super Bowl winning teams, the hard-nosed running back rushed for 4,849 yards (fourth-most in team history) and a franchise-record 56 touchdowns in his seven years with the team. As a tribute to his service, here's a look back at his five best games.
Seattle Seahawks (Oct. 5, 2008) -- The Giants blew out the Seahawks, 44-6, and Jacobs was a big part of the team's offensive explosion. He ran for 136 yards and a pair of short touchdowns (both in the first half). Incidentally, Jacobs rushed for 100 yards or more 12 times in his Giants career.
@ Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 11, 2011) -- Jacobs rumbled for 101 yards and a pair of one-yard TDs, as the Giants outlasted the Cowboys, 37-34, in a key late-season showdown. His second TD capped a comeback which saw the G-Men rally from 12 points down in the final four minutes of the game.
vs. Carolina Panthers (Dec. 21, 2008) -- Derrick Ward rushed for a team-leading 215 yards, but Jacobs (87 yards rushing) played the role of closer with a career-high three touchdowns, including the game-winner from two yards out in overtime, as the Giants defeated the Panthers, 34-28.
@ Philadelphia Eagles (Nov. 9, 2008) -- Jacobs rushed for 126 yards and a pair of second half touchdowns, as the Giants defeated the Eagles, 36-31. Jacobs' three-yard TD run in the third quarter put the G-Men in the lead, 27-24, and his three-yard rumble in the fourth put the game away at 36-24.
@ Buffalo Bills (Dec. 23, 2007) -- Needing a win to keep their playoff hopes alive, the Giants scored 21 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to defeat the Bills, 38-21. Most fans remember Ahmad Bradshaw's 88-yard dash to pay dirt in the fourth quarter, but Jacobs was key to the victory with a career-high 143 yards on the ground and back-to-back TDs in the second quarter.
Adam Martini is a freelance sports writer who proudly wears his Rodney Hampton jersey on Sundays during the football season. He grew up in Queens, N.Y. rooting for the Giants despite being surrounded by Jets fans. Adam follows back Giants fans on Twitter @PegCitySports.
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