The Giants haven't been able to get the run game going consistently, and even more problematic, Saquon Barkley is becoming less of a factor in the pass game.
Barkley had two receptions for 1 yard on Sunday to go along with 59 yards on 17 carries (3.5 yards per carry). The struggles continue, even though he told ESPN he felt better afterward than he had following a game in quite some time. Barkley has failed to top 100 total yards in four of five games since returning from a high ankle sprain suffered in late September. This was the concern in the summer for potential Barkley owners - that defenses would be able to shut down the second year back without a lot of other threats on offense.
Star running back Saquon Barkley was banged up once again during the loss. Barkley had the worst game of his career with 13 carries for just one yard, and he was seen be several reporters entering the X-ray room following the game. Giants coach Pat Shurmur would say only that Barkley "got banged up a little bit today" when asked about it at his postgame press conference.
Shurmur didn't give much more information on Monday. All he would allow is that Barkley is "fine," and that the Giants would "absolutely not" be shutting him down despite his injury issues in the midst of what looks like a lost season. Barkley and the Giants get a bye in Week 11 before getting the Bears in Week 12.
Oct 25, 2019 · 6:37 PM EDT
Giants RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) took full practice reps again Friday. He was removed from the injury report so he's good to go.