The New York Giants faced the New York Jets on Sunday in a game where the Giants were expected to fare much better than they did. The 34-27 loss was horrific and really hard to watch.
The Giants appear to be imploding at this point in the season, and there are still six games left. That said, here’s what we learned from the Giants loss on Sunday:
Barkley missed three games this season with an ankle sprain and since his return, he hasn’t been himself. Against the Jets on Sunday, he had just one rushing yard on 13 attempts and five receptions for 30 yards, and that’s not even touching his pass protection. He scored zero touchdowns in what was by far his worst game of his career. Now he has a shoulder injury to boot.
The Giants have no shot at making the playoffs this year, and Barkley’s sophomore season isn’t going as planned, so it’s better to just sit him now. Let him heal and be ready for next season instead of risking a serious injury.