Saquon Barkley
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New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley experienced some setbacks in Sunday’s loss to the New York Jets.

Big Blue has hit a new low after falling to their crosstown rivals for the second consecutive time. The New York Jets ousted the New York Giants on Sunday by a score of 34-27. The Giants have now lost six straight games and sit at 2-8 heading into their BYE week.

One of the main struggles for the Giants in their loss on Sunday was their running game. Pro Bowl running back Saquon Barkley carried the ball 13 times for just one yard on the ground.

Yes, you read that right. There were a few reasons for this, such as the multiple injuries to the offensive line along with the health-related setbacks for Barkley. The latter was learned after the game.

Head coach Pat Shurmur, whose seat is becoming red hot as we speak, said Barkley “got banged up a little bit [Sunday],” per Tyler Sullivan of CBS Sports.

Barkley actually had the least amount of rushing yards out of the three Giants who achieved rushing statistics in the game. Rookie quarterback Daniel Jones racked up 20 yards on the ground on three carries. Third-year running back Wayne Gallman had one rush for two yards.


The Giants haven’t won a game since they defeated the Washington Redskins 24-3 on Sept. 29. It was a Week 4 victory that put the Giants on a two-game win streak. With this current losing streak, Big Blue is on pace to have the No. 3 overall pick in the NFL Draft.

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