Giants' Olivier Vernon, Saquon Barkley earn high PFF grades in Week 6 loss
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By Dan Benton

The New York Giants were demolished by the Philadelphia Eagles, 34-13, on Thursday Night Football, and the game wasn’t remotely as close as the score indicated.

In the aftermath of the loss, quarterback Eli Manning had his will come into question, and the same can be said for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. and cornerback Janoris Jenkins.

The same could now be said for running back Saquon Barkley, however. In fact, he was one of the highest-graded Giants players in Week 6. Shockingly, he was joined by left tackle Nate Solder, who appeared to be beaten frequently.

Here are some additional offensive insights courtesy of Pro Football Focus:

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– New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley seemed to be the only bright spot on the offense in the Giants blowout loss to the Eagles. Barkley finished with a 77.5 overall grade which was his 2nd highest game grade of the season, behind Week 3’s 84.3. Barkley was tough to tackle last night, causing 4 missed tackles and averaged 5.08 yards after contact per attempt. He also caught 9 of 11 targets for 99 yards and averaged 3.09 yards per route run which boosted his season average up to 2.12...



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