EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When the New York Giants (1-5) and Carolina Panthers (3-3) take the field at MetLife Stadium on Sunday (1 p.m. ET, Fox), running backs Saquon Barkley and Christian McCaffrey will be parked on the sidelines. Over the past two seasons it has become an all-too-familiar position for these dynamic playmakers.
Barkley (ankle), the No. 2 overall pick in 2018, will be sidelined for the 16th time in the Giants' past 21 games. McCaffrey (hamstring), the No. 8 overall pick in 2017, is on injured reserve and will miss his fourth straight contest, the 17th time in Carolina's past 20 games he hasn't been available.