Unprompted, Jacobs compliments fans

November, 25, 2011
11/25/11
7:23
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Brandon Jacobs sounded like a man who wanted to make peace on Friday.

Jacobs was booed loudly on Sunday night against the Eagles after running for 21 yards on 12 carries.

In the locker room after the game, the big back caused a stir when he said that booing is what New York fans do best.

But on Friday, Jacobs, unprompted, mentioned how great Giants fans were at least four times in a brief interview.

"We’ve got to take care of our business on Monday night. We’ve got a lot of people that’s pulling for us," Jacobs said. "We’ve got a lot of great fans that’s out there and want us to go out there and do good. For all of the people that have supported us from Day 1, we’ve got to go out there and do our best for them."

Earlier, he was asked about the last time the Giants traveled to New Orleans in 2009. Again, he brought it back to Giants fans.

"We had a lot of fans there and I'm hoping we have a bunch more there this time as well," he said. "We play for a great organization and a great city. So New Orleans is a good city but there’s no city like New York so we’ve got to go out and represent for the biggest city in the world."

Sunday was the second time Jacobs has been booed at home this season. A few days after complaining about his role with the Giants, Jacobs ran for just 10 yards on four carries against Miami and heard it from frustrated fans.

Jacobs is averaging just 3 yards per carry. But he isn't alone in his struggles.

The Giants are 31st in the NFL with 83.2 rushing yards per game –- their lowest since 1945 when they averaged 76.9 yards a game.

Ian Begley

ESPN New York Writer

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