Giants' Barkley Named NFC Offensive Player Of Week

Running Back Had Season Highs In Rushing, Receiving Yards

Ryan Chatelain
December 27, 2019 - 9:55 am

Saquon Barkley has been rewarded for his best game of the season, being named NFC Offensive Player of the Week on Friday.

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In the Giants' 41-35 overtime win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday, the second-year running back rushed for 189 yards on 22 carries and caught four passes for 90 yards. Both yardage totals were season highs. Barkley scored touchdowns on a 67-yard run and a 33-yard pass from Daniel Jones.

Barkley is the second Giant this season to win NFC Offensive Player of the Week. Jones won it for his Week 3 performance against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It's Barkley's second time winning the honor. He also earned it in Week 11 in 2018, when he rushed for 142 yards and scored three touchdowns against Tampa Bay.

For the season, Barkley, who missed three games with a high-ankle sprain, has rushed for 911 yards and five touchdowns and caught 49 passes for 413 yards and two TDs.

The Giants close out their season Sunday at home against the Philadelphia Eagles.