By Ed Valentine
The New York Giants’ 2018 season is in tatters. At 1-5 and completely non-competitive Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, yet another Giants’ team has shown us it isn’t good enough to be taken seriously.
On to your “Kudos & Wet Willies” review. Let’s just get this over with.
Saquon Barkley — At least somebody on the Giants’ offense showed up. Barkley was incredible, finishing one receiving yard shy of becoming the first player in Giants’ history to have 100 yards receiving and rushing in the game game. He finished with 130 rushing rushing yards on 13 carries (10.0 yards per carry) and 9 receptions for 99 yards. He had a 55-yard pass reception and runs of 50 and 46 yards. Barkley joined Kareem Hunt (7) as the only players to gain 100 or more yards in their first six NFL games.
Per the Giants, Barkley is the first Giants player with a 50-yard run and a 50-yard reception in the same game since Oct. 10, 2004, when Tiki Barber had a 58-yard run and a 55-yard reception in a victory in Dallas.
Barkley’s nine receptions increased his season total to 40. That is a Giants record for a rookie running back. The former mark of 37 was set by Bobby Duhon in 1968. Barkley needed just six games to break the record. Barkley is on pace to finish with 106 catches, which would obliterate the rookie running back record of88, set by New Orleans’ Reggie Bush in...