It was nearly similar to Dallas.
Saquon Barkley goes off on the very first drive, leading the Giants to an early lead. But his impact is limited from there in an uneven loss.
Sunday, he notched 55 yards on 4 carries the very first time the Giants touched the ball. The rest of the 28-14 loss to the Costs at MetLife Arena, he managed 52 backyards on the ground, plus 28 more receiving.
” I do not think you could request any better start for the very first 2 games that we had, but it’s the NFL,” Barkley stated after the Giants fell to 0-2 for the third straight season. “They’re going to make plays, and the Costs made fantastic adjustments.”
Barkley wound up with 21 touches. He had 18 carries for 107 backyards to opt for three receptions on 7 targets. That’s an enhancement on the loss to the Cowboys, when the star running back had just 15 touches.
It’s still inadequate, specifically because the offense lacked No. 1 receiver Sterling Shepard (concussion) and lost de-facto No. 1 receiver Cody Latimer (concussion) early in the fourth quarter.
After the huge first drive, which Barkley topped with a 27-yard touchdown run, he got just three rollovers the next three possessions. By then, the Expenses had a 21-7 lead, and the Giants remained in catch-up mode. Buffalo likewise made changes the first series, sending more protectors to the line of scrimmage and requiring Eli Manning to beat them.
” On that [first] drive, we had terrific first- and second-down production,” Manning stated. “We ran the ball well, obviously. After that, we just didn’t do also on our first- and second-down things. We didn’t transform on third downs. We got into some third-and-longs.”
Barkley concurred with Manning, harping on the requirement for the Giants to be much better on very first and second down. As he did a week back, he didn’t single anybody out, speaking about the entire team needing to be better.
” They did a much better task and they got the win, but a lot of it is on us,” Barkley said. “However it comes to the point where we keep saying it’s on us, and it is– it’s on us– however we can’t keep speaking about it. We have actually got to go out there and do it. We’ve got to head out there and stop making mistakes, get back to playing Giants football, what Giants football is known for.”
Force-feeding their finest gamer may a great place to begin.