Saquon Barkley bursts through Commanders' defense for 13-yard TD

by Ricardo Gutierrez - Darius Slayton's 55-yard reception from Daniel Jones sets up Giants' first TD on the day.

Saquon Barkley bursts through Commanders' defense for 13-yard TD 2:15 PM ET Jordan RaananESPN Staff Writer Close EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants erased an early 10-point deficit against the Washington Commanders at MetLife Stadium when running back Saquon Barkley burst through a hole for a 13-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter. Barkley had just 15 yards on six carries before the touchdown that tied the game at 10. He took advantage of a hole opened by the right side of his line, led by guard Mark Glowinski , who cleared Commanders defensive tackle Daron Payne from his gap. The score was set up by a spectacular 55-yard reception by wide receiver Darius Slayton earlier in the drive. Slayton was covered tightly down the left sideline but made a nice adjustment on the throw from quarterback Daniel Jones , coming back to the ball and leaping over the defender for the big catch. It was the second connection of 40-plus air yards in consecutive weeks from the duo. This one went for 43.8 air yards, per NFL Next Gen Stats.