Since the Giants reverted back to him as their feature back three games ago, Jacobs has rushed for 306 yards on only 36 carries - an average of 8.5 yards per touch.
Last night, he spoke to reporters after the game. He's come a long way since tossing his helmet in Indianapolis in Week 2.....
On the atmosphere at Ford Field: "It felt good. It was a little weird at first looking up there and seeing all the different team jerseys. It was a good thing. People had the chance to come out to the game for free, and I'm very familiar with the city of Detroit. You need things like that to happen around here, to keep things on the up-and-up, so I'm glad a lot of people had the opportunity to come out to the football game."
On his 73-yard run and how it seemed to ignite things: "We called the play, and I had a good pre-snap read on the whole thing because the linebacker was down, he was tied up in there, so I knew he wasn't really going to be able to get out to chase me down outside so when I came downhill I got towards the line of scrimmage and pressed the line, went outside and off and running."
On the running game today: "We know we're a good running team, and we know we can throw the ball as well. We have electrifying receivers that can make plays on the ball and we have a good quarterback that can get it to them. Ahmad (Bradshaw) and I just go out and do what we have to do help the team win no matter what it is – pass blocking, catching the ball, running it, whatever it is. We love to run the ball, and I think that's what our offense is made of. We have a line that wants to run the ball, and that's what we do best. When we get that going, it's going to be awfully hard to beat us."
On what he said after Ahmad's 48-yard run: "I was excited. Can't really say what I said to him, but I was really excited and I was happy for him and he had the opportunity to feel the wind a little bit. That's what's important for a back, if you can get yourself a good run like that to be able to feel the wind, hit your face while you go, there's nothing like that. His finishing the touchdown, I was a little jealous about that one, but I'm glad he got it and we just keep going."
courtesy Giants communications dept