Sep 20, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA New York Giants running back Andre Brown (35) runs with the ball against Carolina Panthers. Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE
The big question after Andre Brown had the best game of his career Sunday against Tampa Bay -- 13 carries 71 yards and a touchdown -- was could he do it again? Well, 20 carries, 113 yards and two touchdowns later in a 36-7 rout of the Carolina Panthers Thursday we know the answer.
The New York Giants' running back most certainly could.
"I'm just glad I responded to the bell," Brown said. "Everybody was saying it couldn't be done again, so I went out there and I ran hard. I did everything I could to go out there and make us come out of here with a win."
[Video: Brown's post-game press conference]
The Panthers are one of the teams who cut Brown during his vagabond career, and he admitted there was some extra motivation for him against Carolina, saying "that had a little bit to do with it."
"It really humbled me. Everything is not guaranteed," Brown said. "I'll just ride this wave. Hopefully it's a long wave."
Brown credited the play of the Giants' offensive line and fullback Henry Hynoski, saying "it's easy to run the ball behind a bunch of millionaires. They opened up big holes."
Brown certainly took advantage of them, and created a good amount of yardage on his own.