Saquon Barkley and the New York Giants have to put the pieces back together after dropping their eighth straight game.
Much was the same for the New York Giants on Sunday. Big Blue was defeated at the hands of the Green Bay Packers by a score of 31-13. They’re now 2-10 on the year, as they’ve dropped eight-consecutive matchups.
The loss, paired with the Washington Redskins’ win over the Carolina Panthers, placed the Giants at the very bottom of the NFC East. They previously had spent much of the season in third place.
With just four games remaining, the Giants need to figure things out in order to have some motivation heading into 2020. Star running back Saquon Barkley touched on that with reporters after the loss.
“It’s easy to cry about it, cry and hide in a corner, but you’ve got to figure it out,” Barkley said, per Mollie Walker of the New York Post. “And that’s what we have to do. We’ve got to figure it out and we’ve got four games left to try and make it into a season that we’re proud of.”
Barkley produced a tad bit more against the Packers defense than he had in recent weeks. He rushed for 83 yards on 19 carries (4.4 yards-per-carry) and additionally caught three balls for 32 yards. Barkley’s offense only crossed the goal line once when Daniel Jones found Sterling Shepard for an 18-yard score.
The Giants have the Philadelphia Eagles twice, the Miami Dolphins, and Washington Redskins remaining on their schedule. Just looking at those games, it’s very possible they could finish the year with a 2-14 record.
New York hasn’t defeated the Eagles since November of 2016, having lost to them each of their last five attempts. That could be two losses right there.
The Dolphins have won three of their last five games and the Redskins are on a two-game win streak. Therefore, don’t be surprised if the Giants fall to either or both of those teams as well.