Penn State fans are familiar with just how much Saquon Barkley can take over a game and put his team on his back. He did that on a few occasions for Penn State before heading off to the NFL. And in Week 1 of the NFL season, Barkley did that for the New York Giants in a surprising upset on the road against the Tennessee Titans, last year’s top seed in the AFC playoffs.
Barkley rushed for 164 yards and a touchdown and scored the game-winning two-point conversion as the Giants stunned the Titans in the NFL season opener for both teams.
Naturally, Barkley had Twitter talking about his performance, with hopes that this may be a preview of things to come this season for Barkley.
Saquon Barkley carried the Giants
Saquon Barkley carried the Giants today: 18 carries, 6 receptions, 194 total yards and a TD.
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 11, 2022
What it's like for Saquon Barkley
Saquon Barkley to your fantasy team pic.twitter.com/Vxv4z6rCoI
— PFF Fantasy Football (@PFF_Fantasy) September 11, 2022
Saquon Barkley and Brian Daboll vs. The Titans today pic.twitter.com/KyAt1mKYtk
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 11, 2022
Barkley gives the Giants a jolt
Saquon Barkley hasn't had a 50+ yard run in 3 years. There he goes!pic.twitter.com/qeGEYVPSzW
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) September 11, 2022
Just in awe of that stat line
Saquon Barkley vs the #Titans
24 total touches
194 total yards
— Jordan 🏈 (@jasrifootball) September 11, 2022
Looking at the stats never gets old
Saquon Barkley today 👀
— Sporting News NFL (@sn_nfl) September 11, 2022
Barkley scores the go-ahead two-point conversion
saquon barkley today:
game winning 2 point conversion
hes back pic.twitter.com/OyJbE77OLI
— ⚔️ (@JOSETREVlNO) September 11, 2022
Barkley gives the Giants the lead
The Giants just went for 2 while trailing 20-19 and Saquon Barkley took a shovel pass in.
Giants now LEAD 21-20 with 1:06 left to go!
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) September 11, 2022
It's time to put Barkley's career in proper perspective
Said it this summer. I’m tired of people acting like 2021 Saquon Barkley defined him more than 2018/19 Saquon.
•164 rushing yards on 9.1 YPC
•Willed a 2 pointer into the endzone
•Put the team ON HIS BACKpic.twitter.com/9pArrpNiWR
— Bobby Skinner (@BobbySkinner_) September 11, 2022
Pro Football Focus says Barkley is back!
In case you forgot, Saquon Barkley is a big play waiting to happen!
Most rushes of 50+ yards since 2018:
SAQUON BARKLEY 10
Nick Chubb 9
Derrick Henry 9 pic.twitter.com/Rh90ZC6QlN
— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) September 11, 2022