Barkley had also set Giants rookie records for touchdowns (13), catches (82) and receiving yards (654) by a running back. He set a franchise record for receptions in a game with 14 at Dallas in Week 2.
On Nov. 18, Barkley rushed for 142 yards and two touchdowns and caught two passes, including one for another score, a performance that earned him the NFC Offensive Player of the Week Award. He rushed for a season-high 170 yards, including a 78-yard touchdown run, at Washington on Dec. 9. The 170 yards was the second-highest rushing total ever by a Giants rookie.
Barkley was selected to the NFC Pro Bowl team, the first Giants running back chosen for the game since Tiki Barber in 2006 and the team's first rookie running back to be so honored since Tucker Frederickson in 1965. Barkley is the first Giants rookie to go to the game since Odell Beckham, Jr. in 2014.