Saquon Barkley rakes in NFC honor for huge season opener with New York Giants
Saquon Barkley was named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his tremendous performance in the New York Giants’ Week 1 win.
The Giants pulled off a comeback victory over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday and Barkley’s rushing attack helped secure the win. It was a surprising win for the Giants and could be the start of something new.
HE’S HIM!!!!! pic.twitter.com/OKhUXN4UFp
— New York Giants (@Giants) September 14, 2022
Barkley lifted the Giants to a 21-20 win with a late score on a 2-point conversion. He finished Week 1 with 164 rushing yards, 18 attempts, and 1 rushing touchdown. He helped out in the passing game with 6 catches for 30 yards.
This was the performance that Barkley needed to get his career back on track. Barkley suffered a torn right ACL in 2020 and he missed time in 2021 with an ankle injury. He had to work to stay healthy and Sunday’s performance was a step in the right direction for Barkley.
He had more than 1,000 rushing yards in each of his first 2 seasons with the Giants in 2018 and 2019. His numbers went down in 2020 since he only played in 2 games. He was able to play in 13 games in 2021 but he finished the season with 593 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns.
The Giants will host the Carolina Panthers in the home opener on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.