"It was a great feeling, a comfortable one," said Barkley, a fourth-round draft pick in 2013. "I prepared as the starter and it helped me out a lot getting my work in with the guys and getting some timing down. I felt good out there."
He looked good, too. Barkley made an early mistake, throwing an end-zone interception to end the Eagles' second drive when he tried to hit wide receiver
"That was just one play and you have to move past it," said Barkley. "That's the approach I had. We were moving the ball and I had to get the ball to our playmakers."
On the possession after the interception, Barkley found wide receiver
His night over, Barkley reflected on his outing.
"The guys around me did a great job and made it easy for me. It was a lot of fun being out there and settling down," said Barkley, who played in three regular-season games as a rookie. He was thrown into mid-game duty against Dallas (three interceptions) and the Giants (one interception) without a lot of success. "If I'm called on this season, I'll be ready to help the team win."