The New York Giants' Best Single-Game Rushing Performances Since 2010
By michael obermuller
The New York Giants drafted running back Saquon Barkley over a quarterback in 2018, clearly showing where their offensive priorities lie. That gives him some lofty expectations to live up to, but when on the field, Barkley has done his best with 2,310 rush yards and 1,159 receiving yards in 29 games.
Since 2010, the G-Men have had some impressive single-game rushing performances. Where does Saquon end up on the list, and who else challenges the new Giants running back for best single-game showing over the last decade?
3. Rashad Jennings: Sep. 21, 2014
Narrowly edging out Saquon Barkley's top rookie performance is Rashad Jennings, who was with Big Blue for three seasons before leaving the NFL. During his first year with the franchise in 2014, Jennings had 176 yards rushing on 34 attempts in a workhorse performance in Week 3. He also had one rushing touchdown in the 30-17 victory over the Houston Texans.
2. Ahmad Bradshaw: Oct. 7, 2012
A long-term option at running back for the Giants from 2007-12, Ahmad Bradshaw had his best game in his last season with the franchise. In a Week 5 matchup with the Cleveland Browns, Bradshaw became the only Giants player of the decade to hit 100 rushing yards, doing so on 30 attempts (while adding another 29 yards receiving). The only blemish was a lost fumble, but no harm no foul as the G-Men went on to win this one 41-27.
1. Saquon Barkley: Dec. 22, 2019
Certainly the young star's best game of his career so far, and also the best performance by a running back since 2010, came in December of last season. Barkley ran for 189 yards on 22 carries, which ranks just below Bradshaw, but his efficiency puts this game over the edge. He averaged 8.9 yards per carry in the Week 16 matchup with the Washington Redskins, with a ridiculous 127 of those yards coming after first contact with a defender. He had three carries of 20 or more yards, and as an added bonus even contributed 90 yards and a touchdown as a receiver.
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