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Top Five Runs of 2015

Posted Jan 18, 2016

Giants.com ranks the best plays and moments of the 2015 season

JENNINGS IGNITES HISTORIC COMEBACK



Date: December 20, 2015 (Week 15)
Opponent: Carolina Panthers
Location: MetLife Stadium

The Giants’ second-longest run of the season, Rashad Jennings rushed for a 38-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter against then-undefeated Carolina. While the Giants would lose on a field goal as time expired, Jennings was part of the team’s historic 28-point comeback. After trailing 35-7 late in the third quarter, his touchdown cut it to a 14-point game before the Giants tied it 35-35 with 1:46 to play. Jennings finished with 107 yards, his first 100-yard performance of the season.





DARKWA SLICES THROUGH DEFENDERS, DIVES FOR TD



Date: October 25, 2015 (Week 7)
Opponent: Dallas Cowboys
Location: MetLife Stadium

Vision, broken tackles, a dive at the goal line -- Orleans Darkwa’s touchdown against the Cowboys in MetLife Stadium had it all. The former undrafted Tulane product sliced through defenders for a 15-yard score and the Giants’ first points of the 27-20 win in Week 7. It marked a career game for Darkwa, who had 48 yards on the day.




JENNINGS ENDS SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE



Date: January 3, 2016 (Week 17)
Opponent: Philadelphia Eagles
Location: MetLife Stadium

Rashad Jennings put an exclamation point on his second season with the Giants by running for 170 yards and a touchdown in Week 17. His 35-yard run was part of an 89-yard first quarter, the second-most he has ever had in a single quarter. While with the Raiders in 2013, Jennings ran for 97 yards in the third quarter of a game against the Texans. The seven-year NFL veteran had 432 yards in the final four games of 2015 after having 431 in the first 12.





WILLIAMS RUNS OVER WASHINGTON DEFENDER



Date: September 24, 2015 (Week 3)
Opponent: Washington Redskins
Location: MetLife Stadium

Trenton Robinson, a 5-foot-9, 195-pound safety, was no match for 5-foot-11, 230-pound running back Andre Williams in the third quarter of the Giants’ Week 3 victory over Washington. The physical second-year pro plowed his way to an 11-yard gain and a first down on a drive that ultimately led to an Eli Manning to Odell Beckham Jr. touchdown and a Giants victory.




VEREEN BREAKS GIANTS’ LONGEST RUN OF 2015



Date: October 25, 2015 (Week 7)
Opponent: Dallas Cowboys
Location: MetLife Stadium

While he’s better known for his receiving skills, running back Shane Vereen showed his playmaking ability on the ground with a 39-yard run in the third quarter of the Giants’ 27-20 victory over the Cowboys in Week 7. It was the longest run by a Giants player since Andre Williams’ 45-yarder in Week 16 of last season.