New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley looking to bounce back this Sunday after rushing for one yard in the team’s last loss.
Back in Week 10 against the New York Jets, Saquon Barkley had arguably his worst game since becoming a pro. The second-year running back out of Penn State University totaled just one rushing yard on 13 carries. It’s his lowest in-game rushing total as an NFL back.
But don’t begin to write off Barkley at all. He’s still a sensational running back that plans to give this New York Giants offense a boost whenever he’s on the field. Barkley plans to “ball” the rest of the year, and it starts this Sunday afternoon against the Chicago Bears.
Saquon Barkley watched film during bye week. Realized he needs to be himself. Didn’t see that on film. “There is a reason I’m one of the best running back’s in the league. And I’m just going to go out there and do what I do.”
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— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) November 21, 2019
“I felt like watching film of myself…I allowed for me not to be me,” Barkley told reporters this week. “That’s who I am, and that’s who I’m getting back to. I’m gonna go out there and just go out there and ball and have fun and go out there with my brothers and whatever happens, happens.
“I’m not going to be worried about if [I’m] hitting it too much or if [I’m] not, [I’m] doing this or doing that. There’s a reason why I got drafted here and there’s a reason why I’m one of the best running backs in the league. And I’m just going to play and do what I do.”
Barkley has totaled 402 rushing yards this year with two touchdowns on a 4.0 yards-per-carry rate. He missed three games earlier this season due to a high ankle sprain.
Saquon and Big Blue will have a tough task on their hands this Sunday when they take on the powerful Bears defense led by edge rusher Khalil Mack.