At least the Giants have 'a beast' in Saquon Barkley
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By Jordan RaananESPN Staff Writer

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Without Saquon Barkley, who knows how bad it might have been for the New York Giants on Thursday night.

The rookie running back was the singular ray of light emitting from the stinkfest that was their 34-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. He also might be the lone positive to take from the early part of this season during which the Giants have dropped five of six games and own the worst record in the NFL.

But at least they have Barkley. That’s where they stand at this point after making him the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft and running it back with Eli Manning at quarterback. Manning is struggling and so are the Giants. They have perhaps a generational running back with barely a blemish on a bad team.

“How did I feel about my performance? Doesn’t matter to me,” Barkley said. “We didn’t get the win. To be completely honest, don’t care. As long as we get the win, I don’t care if I went for however many yards or even if I went for 30 yards, if we won, if we got the win, I would be satisfied, but at the end of the day we didn’t, so none of that...

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