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Giants RB Saquon Barkley not yet giving up on playoffs despite 0-2 start

Saquon Barkley, Giants

The New York Giants have gotten off to an abysmal 0-2 start to the 2019 NFL season following their loss to the Buffalo Bills. Regardless, running back Saquon Barkley is not ready to throw in the towel just yet.

New York first two losses have hardly inspired any confidence for a potential resurgence. According to John Fennelly of the Giants Wire, Barkley is not ready to rule out the playoffs:

“It’s very disappointing to start 0-2, but we still get to live another day. The season’s not over, our chances at the playoffs aren’t over, but you can’t keep having that mindset. You’ve got to come in and attack it, we’ve definitely got to execute better, we’ve got to come to practice, we’ve got to practice at a high level. Everything we’re doing, just try to turn it up a notch just so we can take care of the rest of the games in the season,” he said.

The prospect of the Giants making the playoffs at this point may seem a bit far-fetched. However, it is encouraging to see Barkley still taking an optimistic approach. He emphasized emerging as a leader for this team in the offseason, and i is clear he is taking his new role seriously.

Despite New York’s struggles, Barkley has picked up right where he left off last season as one of the elite running backs in the NFL. He is currently second in the league in rushing yards with 227 and is averaging a spectacular 7.8 yards per carry.

There has been plenty of speculation regarding the Giants’ plans under center following their loss to the Bills. Regardless, it is safe to assume that Barkley will remain a focal point of the game plan.