The Giants were down 11 points to the Saints in the fourth quarter at the Superdome when they split Saquon Barkley out as a receiver to the left from their 46-yard-line.
Barkley ran past cornerback Marshon Lattimore, caught a pass from quarterback Daniel Jones and was off to the races for a touchdown that cut New Orleans’ lead to 21-16. Jones would run for a two-point conversion and the Giants were able to send the game with a field goal in the final minute.
Barkley would come up with the game-winner on the first offensive possession of the extra period and he said his 54-yard score came about because he and Jones saw Lattimore was vulnerable to that play.
“We ran that play earlier and I saw [Lattimore] was sitting on the out,” Barkley said, via Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com. “Me and [Jones] had a conversation that it could be there. So I was just ready for it, DJ threw me a great ball, and when you get one on one with the safety, you gotta make that guy miss and I was able to do that.”
Jones threw for 402 yards and Barkley picked up 126 yards from scrimmage in the 27-21 win. That would be a pretty good blueprint for the team to win a few more games in the future.