4 adjustments that can help the NY Giants beat the Eagles this time around

Xavier McKinney, NY Giants. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images)
Xavier McKinney, NY Giants. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /
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Saquon Barkley, NY Giants
Saquon Barkley, NY Giants. (Photo by David Berding/Getty Images) /

1. Involve Saquon Barkley in the passing game

Despite ESPN not thinking Saquon Barkley is one of the Top 100 MVPs in the league, make no mistake about it – Barkley is the most explosive playmaker for this squad. Fresh off a two-touchdown showing in the Wild Card win at Minnesota, it’s time for Barkley to deliver another big performance, this time on the road in Philadelphia.

We know how good Barkley is running the ball, but we’d like to see offensive coordinator Mike Kafka get him going in the aerial attack as well. Against the Vikings, Barkley had five receptions for 56 yards. When he played Philly earlier in the campaign, Barkley only had two catches for 20 yards.

With fans dreaming of moving on past Philly, giving Barkley the ball a bit more in space could make a huge difference for this offense. Imagine Barkley catching a pass and then receiving another monster block from wideout Kenny Golladay on the way to gaining a first down.

It happened last Saturday, so why not let it happen a few more times against the Eagles? Kafka will have to get creative against the stingy Eagles defense, and letting Barkley catch some more balls could prove to be key.