For the first time in New York Giants football franchise history, rookie running back Saquon Barkley has rushed for over 1,000 yards in his rookie season.
After being selected No. 2 overall in last year’s 2018 NFL draft by the Giants, Barkley has proven game after game how valuable and creative he is in the backfield. Against a Washington Redskins team that looks to be on the downfall after losing QB Alex Smith to a gruesome leg injury and then backup Colt McCoy last week, the Giants were in complete control in this game.
Barkley ran for 159 yards on 10 carries and one touchdown in the first half as New York took a commanding 34-0 lead at halftime. He finished with 14 carries for 170 yards and one touchdown.
Another impressive stat to Barkley’s resume, he know has five touchdown’s of 50+ yards this season, the most of any rookie since Randy Moss in 1998.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 9, 2018
Next up, the Giants (5-8) host the Tennessee Titans (7-6) at 10 AM (PT) on Sunday.