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Best New York Giants By The Numbers - 27

Brandon Jacobs and Rodney Hampton.  Both could be considered the best New York Giant to wear number 27, and you could make a good case for either of the two running backs.  But, I have to pick just one.  So, on the basis of playoff contributions to a Super Bowl Championship, I'm going with Brandon Jacobs.

Jacobs wound up his college ball at Southern Illinois, also wearing number 27 for the Salukis.  He was taken by the Giants in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL draft, and saw immediate goal line work.  Although he ran for just 99 yards during the regular season as a rookie, he punched the ball over the line seven times.

He would increase his touchdowns by 2 to 9 total in his sophomore campaign, dipped to 4 the following season, and then had a breakout campaign which saw him score a hefty 15 rushing touchdowns.  

But let's talk about his playoff performances.  He did see some very brief time in the post-season has a rookie.  Just one year later, however, Jacobs helped pound the Giants to the Super Bowl Championship.  In four playoff games for Big Blue, he scored three rushing touchdowns and caught a pass for a TD.  Over the four contests, he racked up a respectable 197 yards rushing.

Although his rough running style could be deemed a durability issue, it's been more of a concern for opponents than it has for Jacobs himself.

After a brief stint with the 49ers, the Giants picked Jacobs up again for the 2013 season, albeit wearing number 34 instead of 27.  

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