Darkwa did not record a single carry Sunday against the Ravens.
His window of opportunity is likely closed for the foreseeable future.
Darkwa had seven carries for 11 yards in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Packers.
Darkwa started in place of Rashad Jennings (thumb), but with the Giants playing from behind while struggling to maintain possession, Bobby Rainey had the far more productive evening, tallying 74 yards on 11 touches (six catches). Paul Perkins also chipped in with two carries for nine yards and one catch for 13 yards (on two targets), whereas Darkwa didn't draw a single target. Even if Jennings misses another week, which is far from assured, Darkwa is unlikely to have much luck against a tough Baltimore defense in Week 6.
Darkwa also started last week in Minnesota, taking 12 carries for 48 yards and a touchdown, though he didn't catch either of his two targets. Bobby Rainey chipped in four carries for 22 yards and seven catches for 43 yards (on nine targets), with rookie Paul Perkins adding two carries for eight yards and two receptions for 73 yards (on three targets). While Darkwa will likely be the lead ball-carrier once again, Rainey and Perkins figure to be more involved in the passing game.
Darkwa's average was boosted by his long rush of 17 yards, but New York's fill-in starting running back still acquitted himself nicely by finding the end zone on a one-yard rush to start the fourth quarter. Overall his 12 touches barely topped teammate Bobby Rainey's 11, and rookie Paul Perkins led the
Earning the start due to Rashad Jennings' thumb injury, Darkwa will look to build upon his fair outing from Week 3 in which he earned 10 carries for 53 yards and one touchdown. While he also gathered in his only target for nine yards, Bobby Rainey is expected to get most of the obvious passing-down snaps.
|Bye: Week 8|
|12||11/27/16||@ CLE||1:00 pm|
|13||12/4/16||@ PIT||4:25 pm|
|16||12/22/16||@ PHI||8:25 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ WAS||1:00 pm|
|2014||New York Giants||7||0||5||21||4.2||12||1||0||1|
|2015||New York Giants||16||0||36||153||4.3||17||1||0||7|
|2016||New York Giants||6||2||30||111||3.7||17||2||0||7|
|2014||New York Giants||7||0||2||17||8.5||9||0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Giants||16||0||3||31||10.3||15||0||0||0||2|
|2016||New York Giants||6||2||2||12||6.0||9||0||0||0||0|
|2014||New York Giants||7||7||4.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2015||New York Giants||16||9||5.0||4||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2016||New York Giants||6||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2015||New York Giants||16||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2016||New York Giants||6||0||0||0||1||0||0||1||0|