The running back got the handoff from Daniel Jones in overtime against the New Orleans Saints, cut up the field and used all his might to spin into the end zone to give the Giants an overtime victory, 27-21.
It was the Giants’ first win of the season.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) celebrates his touchdown in overtime to defeat the New Orleans Saints in an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. The Giants won 27-21 (AP Photo/Brett Duke)
Barkley put together his second consecutive game with at least two total touchdowns. Aside from the 6-yard game-winning score, Barkley caught a 54-yard pass from Jones to bring the lead within three points after the two-point conversion.
Barkley finished with 52 yards on 13 carries with the score. He also had five catches for 74 yards and the score.
New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley (26) scores on a touchdown reception against New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore in the second half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)
Jones finished 28-for-40 with 402 passing yards, two touchdown passes and an interception before halftime. It was the most passing yards Jones had recorded in a single game. Kenny Golladay and Kadarius Toney were his top targets. Golladay finished with six catches for 116 yards. Toney had six catches for 78 yards. John Ross had the touchdown catch. Ross had three catches for 77 yards.
New Orleans had a 21-10 lead early in the fourth quarter, but the offense failed to get anything together.
Alvin Kamara led the way on the ground with 120 yards on 26 carries. Marquez Callaway had two catches for 72 yards.
New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) carries in the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Derick Hingle)
New York moved to 1-3 with the win and New Orleans fell to 2-2.