Rashad Jennings: Blame the running backs for Giants’ rushing woes

New York Giants running back Rashad Jennings refused to blame anyone but himself for the team's issues in the running game.
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The New York Giants rushed for just 33 yards in their Week 12 loss to the Washington Redskins, and they now own the NFL's fifth-worst rushing attack overall. The Giants have been playing musical chairs along the offensive line, thanks to injuries, but running back Rashad Jennings refuses to blame the running game's struggles on anyone but the running backs themselves.

“For the backs, we have to figure out how to get more yards,” Jennings said, per NY Daily News. ”At the end of the day, whether it’s breaking a tackle, finding a hole, whatever . . . I put a lot more onus on us than the offensive line.”

The Giants might be able to find more success in the running game in Week 13. Left guard Justin Pugh and center Weston Richburg, the team's best two offensive linemen, are practicing against after missing Week 12. Whether or not Jennings wants to be the one to pin blame on his blocking, it was obvious that the team's makeshift offensive line had a negative impact on the offense in Week 12.

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