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Giants Saints Halftime Thoughts

Well, this sucks. The Giants defense looks awful in New Orleans, as the Saints are  34-17 winning at halftime. The struggle  is mainly due to a lack of pressure on Drew Brees. Give him that much time, he’s going to pick you apart.

The Giants offense hasn’t looked terrible, but they haven’t had a lot of time, as the Saints offense is dominating the time of possession. The running game looks pretty sharp, and Brandon Jacobs is starting to look more and more like himself. Ahmad Bradshaw added a touchdown. The passing game is hard to get a read on. The Saints are giving the Giants short passes. But, they continue to try and throw deep. The Saints have really fast corners, and deep passes are not going to work. When they scored late in the half, they were using short passes.  Giants have to keep up the short passes, and try to employ play action more. They’re showing they can move the ball, especially late in the first half. A huge mistake was at the end of the first, on a fumble that was recovered by the Saints near the goal line. The Saints later scored.  

The Giants defense has not looked like the Giants defense. There has been absolutely no pressure. None. Brees has had all day to throw. And no matter how good your defense is, a good QB will pick apart a defense if given time. The Giants are not getting creative in their blitz schemes. If you can’t get pressure with 4 guys, you bring 5 or 6. It’s leaving a banged up secondary exposed. On a very positive note, the Giants stopped the Saints at the goal line. That could’ve been a huge turning point, but the Saints came back and scored right away.

In injury news, Brandon Jacobs suffered a “stinger”, but Kareem McKenzie looked to injure his ankle and was taken off on a cart.

For the Giants to win, they have to get stops. I think the Giants can put up points, but they have to stop the Saints. Get a stop, and get a score. That has to be the motto for the G-Men.

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