New York Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley was a one-man wrecking crew in Thursday's loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, finishing just a yard shy of becoming the first player in team history to accumulate 100 yards rushing and 100 receiving yards in a single game.
Despite a nearly historic evening, Barkley was more focused on the final score.
"How did I feel about my performance tonight ... Doesn't matter to me," Barkley said after the game, according to NFL.com's Kevin Patra. "We didn't get the win. To be completely honest, don't care. As long as we get the win, I don't care if I went for however many yards or even if I went for 30 yards, if we won, if we got the win, I would be satisfied, but at the end of the day we didn't so none of that matters."
Barkley alone accounted for 57 percent of New York's total offense, carrying the ball 13 times for 130 rushing yards while catching nine passes for 99 yards.
"You really don't even know that you're dominating in a game when you're down two touchdowns, three touchdowns," he said. "Only thing in your mind is no matter what, if you're down by 40, if you're down by 50, 60 or whatever, you just continue to play your heart out for this team and for your brothers on the sideline, so you're not even focusing on that. I guess that's why you don't even notice it because that's just the mindset that I have."
The No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft has enjoyed a fantastic rookie campaign thus far, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and scoring six touchdowns.
The Giants are 1-5 after Thursday's loss.