Ok, so one thing I try to do in evaluating who to start for RB is by figuring out if the upcoming D is going to stop them consistently. This week I'm looking at the Eagles defense.
If you combine all of the Giants runningbacks you'll get 23 carries for 170 yards, for a whopping 7.39 yards per carry (ypc). Of course, the 72 yard rip Tiki Barber had was kind of during slop time so just for the sake of it let's pull that one play out. You still end with 98 yards on 22 carries, or 4.45 ypc.
Out of context though, they did manage 5 sacks however the pass rush is quite a different scheme.
So, does the Eagles defense against the run suck, or have I (chuckle, chuckle) underestimated Tiki Barber and Ron Dayne? Is this a defense we can expect to run over each week?