For fans suffering a sports hangover Sunday afternoon in the wake of the Yankees’ playoff exit, the action at MetLife provided little in the way of a cure.
Saquon Barkley’s return from a high-ankle sprain was not enough to spark the Giants to victory as they fumbled away two late chances for a game-winning drive in a 27-21 loss to the Cardinals at a soggy MetLife Stadium.
After letting Cardinals backup running back Chase Edmonds — the pride of Fordham — steal the show early, the Giants had recovered to have multiple shots to win it late. But they came up short.
The Cardinals sacked QB Daniel Jones eight times as the rookie lost two fumbles and also got picked off. Barkley, after missing three games, finished with 18 carries for 72 yards and a touchdown that got the Giants within 24-21 with 8:13 left in regulation, but that was as close as they would get.