by Shane Bacon
If you're ever going to be the toughest player in the NFL, you'll have to take that title from Ray Lewis and the Ravens defense. And Brandon Jacobs just did that.
The rabid running back has been pummeling defenses all season, and did more of the same against the Ravens defense. Jacobs had 73 yards and two touchdowns in the first half, and would have surely broke the Ravens' streak of 28 straight games without a 100-yard rusher if Tom Coughlin hadn't pulled him after two plays in the second half.
The guy gets a lot of praise, and while it seems a little over the top at times, he really can't be tackled when he's running at defenders; Lewis be damned, the guy is going to gain a large chunk of yardage.
In Jacobs' place for the second half, Ahmad Bradshaw almost did what Jacobs could not, running for 96 yards on just nine carries. The Giants rushed for 207 yards, the first time the Ravens have given up 200 yards or more rushing since October 5, 1997, when names like Jerome Bettis and Kordell Stewart owned the ground.
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Giants 30, Ravens 10: Brandon Jacobs Is a Man Among Boys originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Sun, 16 Nov 2008 16:30:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.