Manning Throws Six TD’s, Giants Fall to Saints On Final Play 52-49

New York Giants v New Orleans Saints

The Giants and Saints played a game on Sunday at in New Orleans that resembled a video game, as Drew Brees and Eli Manning set an NFL record with 13 touchdown passes between the two.

Sadly for the Giants, a late penalty by punter Brad Wing opened the door for new Saints kicker Kai Forbath to kick a 50-yard field goal at the buzzer to send New Orleans to a 52-49 win.

The loss drops the Giants to 4-4 on the season, and wastes an incredible outing by Manning, who threw six touchdowns and ended the day going 30-for-41 for 350 yards.

New Orleans native Odell Beckham Jr. was Manning’s favorite weapon, pulling in three of his six touchdown passes.

”Their offense is always high-powered. I thought it might be a day where we were going to have to score some points,” Manning said.

”I didn’t know how many it would take. Obviously, the offense did some good things.”

With the game tied late at 49, the Saints forced the Giants to punt from their 25 with 20 seconds to go.

Marcus Murphy returned Brad Wing’s punt 24 yards across the 50 and fumbled, but Saints Willie Snead recovered the ball.

Wing may have been better served punting the ball out of bounds. Instead, he tried to make a tackle, but was flagged for a facemask.

That penalty set up the winning kick on Forbath’s first field goal attempt with New Orleans, which signed him before last week’s victory at Indianapolis. It was the fifth winning field goal for the former Redskins kicker and tied his career long.

The win also spoiled a great comeback from Manning and the Giants, as the G-Men trailed at one point 42-28, but he rallied them to back to even at 42.

The Giants took the lead 49-42 when Trumaine McBride recovered a fumble and returned it 63 yards for a score with 7:23 left to play.

Brees threw his 7th score with 41 seconds to play, hitting C.J. Spiller down the middle for a 9-yard score to get the game to 49 all.

The Giants couldn’t run out the clock, causing Wing to have to punt and then the mistake on the facemask allowing the Saints to kick the winning field goal.

The Giants will play at the Buccaneers next Sunday.

Giants at Saints NFL Week 8 Inactives

Giants inactives: LB Jon Beason, G Bobby Hart, DT Louis Nix, LB JT Thomas, WR Victor Cruz, DE Odighizuwa, CB Amukamara

Saints inactives: LB Dannell Ellerbe, LB David Hawthorne, DL Tavaris Barnes, DL Kaleb Eulls, DE Obum Gwacham, QB Garrett Grayson, OT Andrus Peat

Amukamara on JPP’s Hand – ‘I’ve Never Seen a Hand Like That’

New York Giants v New York Jets

During a break in Giants practice on Wednesday, Jason Pierre-Paul removed the white gloves he was wearing, which revealed the damage inflicted to his right hand by the July 4th fireworks nightmare, Gary Myers of the New York Daily News reports.

After all the rumors and speculation, his mangled hand was visible.

When asked if he looked, cornerback Prince Amukamara said, “Of course. If you hear something like that, you’re always trying to peek. You don’t want to say, “show me,” or anything like that. I definitely tried to peek. I just try to be nosey.”

“Just never seen anything like that,” he said. “I’ve never seen a hand like that before.”

CB Prince Amukamara To Have MRI On Pec Muscle Monday


Sports Illustrated reports that Giants CB Prince Amukamara will be undergoing an MRI on Monday for his pec muscle, and that the corner is hoping to be able to be back at practice after that.

Giants CB Prince Amukamara will have an MRI next Monday on his injured pectoral muscle, reports Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. He hopes to be cleared to practice afterwards.

Amukamara has already been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints.

The fifth-year Nebraska product has not played since Week 5, when he suffered a partial tear to his pectoral muscle during a win against the San Francisco 49ers. In the two games since, the Giants have given up 888 yards to opposing offenses.

Giants at Saints Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday CB Prince Amukamara (pectoral), LB Jon Beason (ankle), WR Victor Cruz (calf), DE Owamagbe Odighizuwa (hamstring), G Geoff Schwartz (ankle), LB J.T. Thomas (ankle)
  Wednesday LB Uani’ Unga (neck)
  Wednesday WR Odell Beckham (hamstring)
Practice Report
  Wednesday T Terron Armstead (knee), WR Marques Colston (not injury related), LB Dannell Ellerbe (hip), G Jahri Evans (not injury related), LB David Hawthorne (hamstring), G Mike McGlynn (not injury related), T Andrus Peat (knee), DT Kevin Williams (not injury related)
  Wednesday CB Keenan Lewis (hip)
  Wednesday CB Damian Swann (concussion)

Giants vs Saints NFL Week Eight Capsule



STREAKS   3 of past 4
COACHES VS. OPP. Tom Coughlin: 3-4 Sean Payton: 3-0
LAST WEEK W 27-20 vs. Cowboys W 27-21 at Colts
LAST GAME 12/9/12: Saints 27 at Giants 52. New York QB Eli Manning throws for 259 yards & 4 TDs.  Giants WR Victor Cruz records 121 rec. yards & TD & RB David Wilson adds 2 rushing TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/28/11: Saints 49, Giants 24. New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 363 yards & 4 TDs. Saints TE Jimmy Graham & WR Lance Moore combine for 138 rec. yards & 4 TDs.
REFEREE Craig Wrolstad
BROADCAST FOX (12:00 PM CT): Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Laura Okmin (field reporter). SIRIUS: 133 (NYG), 112 (NO). XM: 230 (NO).


PASSING Manning: 168-259-1776-11-4-92.4 Brees: 171-253-1871 (3C)-8-4-93.2
RUSHING Jennings: 71-262-3.7-1 Ingram: 102-450-4.4-5 (T2L)
RECEIVING Beckham: 42-524-12.5-4 Cooks: 35-444-12.7-1
OFFENSE 343.4 395.9 (3C)
TAKE/GIVE +10 (1L) 0
DEFENSE 401.7 404.9
SACKS Moore: 3 Jordan: 6 (T2C)
INTs 3 tied: 2 4 tied: 1
PUNTING Wing: 43.8 Morstead: 45.6
KICKING Brown: 60 (2C) (15/16 PAT; 15/15 FG) Hocker: 38 (11/12 PAT; 9/13 FG)


GIANTS: QB ELI MANNING is from New Orleans. In past 2 meetings, has 100.9 rating. In last game at NO, passed for 406 yards. Had 4 TDs in last meeting. Has started 174 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL…RB ORLEANS DARKWA had 15-yard TD run last week. RB SHANE VEREEN had career-long 39-yard run in Week 7…WR-KR DWAYNE HARRIS had GW 100-yard KR-TD last week, tied for longest KR-TD in team history. WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. is from New Orleans & played at LSU. Has 16 TDs in 19 career games. WR RUEBEN RANDLE had season-best 44-yard catch last week. In past 2 meetings, WR VICTOR CRUZ has 17 catches for 278 yards (139 per game) & 3 TDs. CB DOMINIQUE RODGERS-CROMARTIE had 2 INTs last week, incl. 58-yard TD. Has 7 career TDs (6 INTs, 1 FR) & averages 56.9 yards per TD. Had 28-yard INT-TD vs. NO on 10/10/10 (with Az). Rookie S LANDON COLLINS & LB UANI ’UNGA tie for team lead with 42 tackles…SAINTS: QB DREW BREES has won 4 of 5 starts vs. NYG & has 109.9 rating. With NO, is 2-0 at home vs. NYG & has 143.8 rating with 732 yards (366 per game), 8 TDs & 0 INTs. Aims for 3rd in row at home vs. NYG with 350+ yards & 4+ TDs with 0 INTs. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 45,556 yards & 324 TDs…RB MARK INGRAM rushed for 143 yards & TD last week. Is 3rd among NFL RBs with 685 scrimmage yards. Father, Mark, played WR for NYG from 1987-92…TE BENJAMIN WATSON has 222 rec. yards (74 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3. In 2 home games vs. NYG, WR MARQUES COLSTON has 11 catches for 244 yards (122 per game) & TD. WR BRANDIN COOKS leads team with 35 catches & WR WILLIE SNEAD tops club with 461 rec. yards…Rookie LB STEPHONE ANTHONY leads team with 45 tackles & had 1st career INT last week. LB HAU’OLI KIKAHA ties for NFL rookie lead with 4 sacks. DE CAMERON JORDAN has 5 sacks, FF & FR in past 2. Has 15 sacks in past 18 at home.

Giants and Jason Pierre-Paul Agree to a One-Year Deal


It sounds like the Giants and defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul have finally gotten a deal done, as various reports say the G-Men and JPP have agreed on a one-year deal.

Here’s the info from PFT:

The contract ends a prolonged staredown between the two sides. Pierre-Paul had to pass physicals before the contract could be done, and it’s assumed that he’ll need to continue to work with the team’s medical staff before he can play; Pierre-Paul lost a finger in the fireworks accident.

Pierre-Paul, who had 12.5 sacks last season and has 42 in his five-year Giants career, would have made $870,000 per week under the franchise tag.

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Report Claims Jason Pierre-Paul Visiting Giants This Week


Jason Pierre-Paul will arrive at the Giants’ facility either Monday or Tuesday with the intent of signing his franchise tender in an attempt to return to the field as soon as possible, Paul Schwartz of the New York Post reports.

There have been false alarms before in this sticky situation, so nothing is on the schedule or even expected until it actually happens.

This is not a clear path back into a Giants uniform for Pierre-Paul, who has a permanently damaged right hand after a July 4 fireworks accident. He has not engaged in any football activity in more than four months and there is plenty of fence-mending to be done with the Giants.

First, he must pass a physical exam, which he was unable to do on Labor Day, the first time he allowed the Giants to take a look at his mangled right hand.

Pierre-Paul has missed the first seven games of the season, meaning the maximum worth of the tender is now $8.7 million — a salary the Giants will never agree to pay.

Cowboys at Giants Wednesday Injury Report

Practice Report
  Wednesday WR Dez Bryant (foot)
  Wednesday TE James Hanna (ankle)
  Wednesday WR Brice Butler (hamstring), DE Randy Gregory (ankle)
NEW YORK GIANTS (New York conducted a walk-through on Wednesday. The Wednesday practice report is an estimation.)
Practice Report
  Wednesday CB Prince Amukamara (pectoral)
  Wednesday WR Odell Beckham (hamstring), WR Victor Cruz (calf), CB Trumaine McBride (groin), CB Trevin Wade (concussion)
  Wednesday DE Robert Ayers (hamstring), LB Jonathan Casillas (neck), LB Devon Kennard (hamstring), WR Rueben Randle (hamstring), LB Uani’ Unga (neck)