The one takeaway from New York’s second consecutive win is that Saquon Barkley has more than proven himself to be an electric option on offense. Barkley entered Sunday’s action having put up 1,116 total yards and seven touchdowns in nine games. That included a whopping 62 receptions.
Doing more damage on the ground than anything else against a bad Buccaneers defense, he added 142 rushing yards and three total scores in a Giants win. Barkley is now on pace for north of 2,100 total yards and 16 scores on the season. We can question New York’s unwillingness to go quarterback early in April’s draft. That’s fine. But in no way does that mean Barkley hasn’t proven himself to be among the best rookie backs in league history. He has.