Saquon Barkley, hello! We've missed you. The Giants' superstar was one of the best players of Week 1, with 18 carries for 164 yards and a touchdown. Perhaps his biggest contribution to New York's win was when he juked two defenders out of the play before reaching the end zone to convert the two-point attempt and take the lead for the Giants.
The Giants missed his best form. When healthy, there's no better player on the roster than Barkley. He was even named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week, a fair recognition for his effort - the last time that he won this very same award was in Week 16 of the 2019 season, a long time ago.
He was also very happy that his coach went for it to get the upset win.
"I saw him put up the 2 sign, and we kind of made eye contact, and he gave me that look, and I knew what the play was gonna be. He gave me that look and I kind of looked back at him and said, 'F yeah.'
The start of Brian Daboll's era has already sparked some much-needed hope in the franchise and his decision to go for the win not only had a positive outcome but also proved that there's a new era of Giants football that's not afraid of anyone. If there's anyone that can restore the future of the team, it's Daboll, especially if he's successful in recovering Daniel Jones just as he did with Josh Allen.
With a healthy Barkley in the backfield, Daboll's mission will be much easier.