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Giants Get Crushed In The Big Easy, Lose 48-27

The Giants defense didn’t look Super today against the Saints, as they lost to New Orleans 48-27. There was absolutely no pressure on Drew Brees, and he took advantage of that.

The Saints started the scoring off early, on a 2 yard run by Mike Bell which capped off a 70 yard drive. The Saints added one more in the first quarter on a 7 yard pass to Jeremy Shockey. Lawrence Tynes added a field goal at the end of the quarter to make it 14-3.

Robert Meacham scored on a 36 yard touchdown to start the scorring in the second half. The Giants answered on a 10 yard touchdown run by Ahmad Bradshaw, but the Saints answered right back on 12 yard pass to Lance Moore. After a TD pass to Mario Manningham, the Saints capitalized on a fumble by the Giants, and scored on a 7 yard run by Reggie Bush, to go up 34-17 at the half.

The scoring slowed down in the second half, with the only scoring in the third quarter a 12 yard pass to Marques Colston. Lawernce Tynes got the Giants back on the board with a 38 yard field goal early in the fourth quarter. The Saints scored once more on a 2 yard run by Heath Evans. The Giants added one more score on a 37 yard pass to Hakeem Nicks.

The defense was absolutely dreadful, and got no pressure on Brees whatsoever. Brees is too good to give him that much time. The run defense was actually solid, but this high octane offense took advantage of the poor performace by the pass defense. It seems that they are really missing Chris Canty, Aaron Ross and Kenny Phillips. You can beat the Raiders with a depleted defense. You can’t beat the Saints.

The offense was kind of hit or miss. They were at their best with short passes, and the Saints kept giving them that. But, deep passes were very ineffective.

In short, the Giants looked like a team that hasn’t faced a quality opponent in awhile. They gave up 502(!) total yards. Saints were 7-12 on third downs. This was the first true test for the Giants. They didn’t fare too well. The Saints are a great team. The Giants will have to go home and regroup.


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4 Responses to “Giants Get Crushed In The Big Easy, Lose 48-27”

  1. Júlio César says:

    what a shame…

    terrible weekend in sports for me…

    barrichelo lost the formula one title here in brazil after a promissing start

    palmeiras lost a game that could have bringed us the brazilian soccer title

    and now the giants crushed by the saints

    terrible day, specially on defense… d-line, linebackers, secondary, everything just sucked

    looking on the bright side, hackeem nicks is making a name for himself sooner than expected… important weapon every single time he’s on the field

  2. mike says:

    I don’t know where to start but one thing i noticed today is how bad cc brown is in pass coverage….. we really missed kenny phillips more than ever today…. maybe we should have given rouse a shot earlier in the game…. i know our defense starts up front and they didnt get it done either but brown blew some assignments (colston td) but even when he was in position to make the plays he couldn’t…. just a disapointment all around but brown was terrible today

  3. jim says:

    Antonio Pierce is one of the worst linebackers in the NFL. He is extremely poor on coverage and simply does not make big plays at the line. There was plenty of blame to go around defensively for today’s game, but this guy leaves a huge weak spot in the middle of the defense.

  4. Jason says:

    I’m not taking anything away from the Saints here. They played lights out all game and hammered the Giants. But, that being said, I also think the Giants D played their worst game that they are capable of playing and made it way too easy on Drew Brees and co. Im not happy with the lack of adjustments after halftime and I’m beginning to question whether or not Bill Sheridan can handle the DC job when it comes to teams with high powered offenses.

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