4 NY Giants who blew it in loss to Saints that killed postseason hopes

The season is basically over for the Giants following Sunday's loss

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1. RB Saquon Barkley

Was it entirely his fault? No, not at all. However, not only was Saquon Barkley a complete non-factor, but he also got subbed out more than usual which is somewhat concerning. Regardless, Barkley was needed big time, and didn't show up.

The offensive line did absolutely no favors for Barkley, but he ended the game running the ball nine times for just 14 yards, averaging a hilariously bad 1.6 yards per carry. Barkley has been a big factor in New York's offense all season long regardless of how good or bad the line has been, yet this week he clearly just didn't have it in him.

On the season, Barkley has run the ball 194 times for 797 yards and three touchdowns, averaging just 4.1 yards per carry. While these numbers aren't bad by any means, they certainly aren't ideal compared to what we're used to from the star running back, and with his contract expiring this offseason, who knows what the future has in store for him.

We've seen Joe Schoen be hesitant to hand Barkley a sizeable contract in the past, and in the midst of a down season, games like this won't do the 26-year-old RB any favors. Things have been far from perfect for Barkley this year, but we were certainly hoping for more from the two-time Pro Bowler.

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