New York Giants Running Game Battles against cowboys

For half a season, the New York Giants’ running game became the face of the team’s offensive identity.

Led by Saquon Barkley, the Giants’ rushing offense averaged a whopping 173.4 yards per game in their first seven contests, with the team averaging a 6-1 record over that span. But in its last four games, including Thursday’s 28-10 loss to the Cowboys, the Giants’ running game has averaged 112 yards per game on the ground while averaging a 1-3 record.

The drop in production is likely related to a number of factors. First, Barkley is struggling with a shoulder problem that has seen his carries drop to 26 over the past two weeks. But more importantly, the teams appear to have figured out how to slow down the running game Barkley and the Giants, with the Cowboys being the latest to achieve this.