Lest you ever forget, Saquon Barkley was once drafted second overall by the Giants against Sam Darnold, and the Jets did a victory dance.
Barkley is finally healthy and may have followed up last week’s 164-yard performance in the opener with an even more impressive game.
As the Panthers loaded the box, the Giants had zero yards rushing on eight plays, but offensive coordinator Mike Kafka continued to hand the ball to Barkley.
“We’re not shocked, we’re not confused,” Barkley told reporters.
Yes, the giants.
Barkley passed for 72 yards on 16 carries in the second half to beat the Panthers 19-16 in a defensive battle to become one of six undefeated teams in the NFL.
Is that why you jumped here? Nah. The Giants host an unstoppable Cowboys team, and first-round pick Keivon Thibodeau is expected to return from a knee injury.