Oh, Saquon Barkley, you bad… bad man. With the NY Giants needing to take down the Washington Commanders in Week 15 to keep their postseason hopes healthy, No. 26 answered the call and delivered for Brian Daboll and Mike Kafka in the 20-20 win at FedEx Field. Barkley finished the night with his 120 total yards and a three-yard touchdown run.
On one of Barkley’s receptions in this one, he caught the ball, eyed down a Washington linebacker and then nearly broke his ankle with one of the sweetest juke moves of the campaign. Check out this video below and try not to be impressed:
NY Giants RB Saquon Barkley came up huge for the G-Men with the game on the line
Poor Commanders’ LB Jon Bostic had literally no chance to bring down Barkley. Saquon made him look foolish on this play, and things have gotten so bad for him, that even Commanders fans are calling for Bostic to be released. That’s the kind of impact Barkley has with the ball in his hands, as Washington’s defense saw just how strong he could be in the second half.
With the game on the line in the fourth quarter, and the Giants clinging to a 17-12 lead, Barkley got the ball on three straight carries and posted 41 yards. The man was running with serious fire and passion – nothing was going to stop him from helping the G-Men get in field-goal range for Graham Gano.
On the night, in primetime, Barkley gave us the exact kind of performance fans wanted to see out of him. He was right there next to Daniel Jones to make head-turning plays for him as well. Those two are incredibly close, and it’s awesome to see them have success like that in the same showdown.
Unfortunately for Washington, Barkley proved to be a living nightmare, and the incredible move he put on Bostic is something the LB is going to have to think about for quite some time. That’s just Saquon being Saquon right there.