20 Questions in 20 Days: Running back stats

Posted Jul 16, 2013

The staff debates what type of stats RB's David Wilson and Andre Brown will tally

David Wilson and Andre Brown will end the season with 1,000 yards a piece:

MICHAEL EISEN: I'd love to see that, but it's unlikely. A team has had two 1,000-yard rushers in a season just six times in NFL history. It's a pretty rare occurrence. The 2008 Giants had one of those duos in Brandon Jacobs (1,089 yards) and Derrick Ward (1,025). But I don't see Wilson and Brown duplicating that feat. I doubt the Giants will be as run-oriented as they were in 2008, when they led the NFL in rushing. The Giants will throw the ball too frequently to have two 1,000-yard rushers. And when they do run it, I think Wilson will get the majority of the carries. He could run for 1,000 yards, but I don't see Brown joining him.

JOHN SCHMEELK: I don't think each guy will get to a thousand, mostly because Eli Manning and this group of receivers will be so dynamic through the air. If both stay healthy, however, I think both can finish with 800 .

DAN SALOMONE: Not when the two combined for 743 the previous season and the Giants haven’t rushed for more than 2,000 yards as a team since 2010. Yes, opportunity and health are both in their favor this time around, but you can’t say two unproven players will do something that has happened only a handful of times in NFL history. Having one would be an accomplishment for the Giants’ rushing attack this season.

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