4 NY Giants who helped record the miraculous win over the Packers
1. RB Saquon Barkley
Despite not seeing as many touches as he did in last week’s game, Barkley was absolutely electric yet again. He ran the ball 13 times for 70 yards and a TD, in addition to catching three passes for 36 yards.
Barkley gave fans a scare towards the end of the third quarter after he went down with a shoulder injury. However, he was able to make his way back and would make a huge impact. The 41-yard play Barkley recorded was a thing of beauty:
The things that Barkley is able to do on the field is something we really have never seen before. His combination of speed, agility, strength, etc. is truly unique and should not be taken for granted. What was possibly the most interesting part about Barkley’s performance this week was the snaps he took in the Wildcat formation.
This was something we saw out of him last week after Jones missed some time with an ankle injury. However, this week the Giants decided to run Wildcat on the goal line and it paid off: Barkley sprinted to the outside and walked in for an easy TD.
There are very few doubts that Barkley has been the best player on the NY Giants this season, with the only other contender being Andrew Thomas. If he is able to keep this up, Barkley could find himself in the MVP conversation later this year.