4 bold predictions for the Giants vs. Patriots showdown

The Giants will look to carry their momentum from their Week 11 victory into their Week 12 showdown against the Patriots.

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2. Saquon Barkey leads all offensive skill position players in scrimmage yards in Week 12

Saquon Barkley currently leads the NFL in touches per game (22.5) and the Giants will continue to lean on him down the stretch of the season as the offense operates with an undrafted rookie quarterback under center.

When Tyrod Taylor got hurt against the Jets in Week 8 and the Giants had to turn to DeVito in a game where he was not prepared to play, Barkley saw a whopping 41 opportunities (36 carries and five targets). In the four games DeVito has played, Barkley has seen no less than 16 opportunities.

Last week, Barkley turned 19 opportunities into 140 scrimmage yards (averaging 7.8 yards per touch) and two touchdowns. Barkley’s 140 yards from scrimmage ranked fifth in the NFL in Week 11 and he finished a handful of touches shy of his season average.

If Barkley can continue to be that efficient with the workload he has been receiving, he will have monster yardage totals, making him a good bet to lead all offensive skill position players in scrimmage yards in Week 12.