4:25 PM Saints at Giants
lose to the Saints 33-18.
Eli Manning was 31 of 41 for 255 yards and 1 TD,
and 1 fumble.
Saquon Barkley rushed for 44 yards on 10 carries and 1 TD, and
caught 6 passes for 56 yards.
Wayne Gallman rushed for 6 yards on 2 carries,
and caught 3 passes for 17 yards, and 1 fumble.
Sterling Shepard caught 10
passes for 77 yards and 1 TD.
Beckham Jr. caught 7 passes for 60 yards, and had 1 carry for 10 yards.
Ellison caught 3 passes for 29 yards.
Russell Shepard caught 1 pass for 9 yards.
Simonson caught 1 pass for 7
B.J. Hill had 1 sack.
Rosas kicked a 33 yard field goal.
was great to see the Giants hold the Saints to a three-and-out on their opening
drive, and next go on to score a touchdown of their own. Then they held New Orleans
to what should have been a three-and-out, but our old offensive coordinator Sean
Payton, their head coach, pulled a fast one. Payton called for a fake punt, and
it worked to get a first down. The Saints ended up with a field goal to make the
score 7-3 in favor of the Giants.
The first quarter seemed to go really fast,
and the second started off with the first of four field goals by the Saints. At
halftime I was glad that the Giants were keeping them out of the endzone, but
New Orleans had a 12-7 lead.
They added to their lead midway through the third
quarter with another touchdown, and the Giants responded with a field goal. The
way they were moving the ball, it looked like they would go all the way, but they
couldn't move the ball from off the Saints 14-yard line. When New Orleans added
another touchdown in the fourth quarter to make it 26-10, you kind of knew things
Manning started working with a lot of no-huddle passes, missed
on only one, and Saquon Barkley ended the drive with a one-yard run for a touchdown.
Manning's pass to Sterling Shepard got them the two-point conversion they needed.
There was some hope when the Saints botched the kickoff return and had to start
at their own 3-yard line, but the Giants defense was having trouble containing
running back Alvin Kamara. This time he broke free for a 49 yard touchdown run.
There was no way the Giants were going to overcome a 33-18 score with two
minutes left, and the Saints got the win. I had such high hopes after the Giants
scored a touchdown on their opening drive. I don't know why they couldn't continue
it throughout the game. Hopefully they'll have something figured out before the
next game with the Panthers in Carolina."
were looking up last week after the Giants notched their first win of the season
by beating the Houston Texans 27-22. Well, up turned to down as this game with
the New Orleans Saints continued on. Except for the Giants scoring on their opening
drive, and the defense keeping Drew Brees and his group out of the endzone for
the full the first half, there wasn't much to cheer about.
The Giants couldn't
continue an offense that looked as though things were coming together. They followed
up their first successful 75-yard drive with a punt, a fumble, and a punt. At
the end of the half they had only 97 yards of total offense. The Saints had scored
on just four field goals, with one of them being set up by a Wayne Gallman fumble,
allowing the Saints to start at the Giants 11 yard line. Drew Brees was completing
only half his passes, and Michael Thomas, the NFL's leading receiver with 38 catches
for 398 yards and 3 touchdowns going into this game, had just one catch for 12
The Giants were trailing 12-7
at the half, and the way the defense was holding up against this explosive team,
it was very winnable if the Giants could get something going on offense. Unfortunately
they didn't figure very much out on the halftime break, and Manning's opening
drive featured a 10-yard holding penalty, one first down, a nine yard sack, and
a punt. The Saints meanwhile did their homework and then some. By around the middle
of the third quarter they were up 26-10.
Even though Saquon Barkley scored
the Giants first touchdown since the first quarter on their very next possession,
the defense was fading. The Saints were stuck back on their 3-yard line, but continued
making good use of running back Alvin Kamara. He was held to just 32 yards in
the first half, but in the second, drives of 80, 73, and then as it turned out
97 yards, featured Kamara making a touchdown run.
this game was billed to be a big shoot-out between Eli Manning and Drew Brees,
who was completing 80 percent of his passes. The defense held Brees to
18-of-32 for 217 yards, and no touchdowns. His season long top receiver Thomas
had 4 catches for 47 yards. Kamara did the most damage with his running, carrying
the ball 19 times for 134 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Eli Manning completed more
passes than Brees, hitting on 31-of-41 for 255 yards and his one touchdown went
to Sterling Shepard, who caught all ten passes for 77 yards. Odell Beckham Jr.
caught 7-of-11 for 60 yards.
In the last two games the Giants defense has
worn down in the second half, and maybe they will have Olivier Vernon and Eli
Apple back to help in that area, but the offense still has to put points up to
win. There looked to have been a few bad calls in this game that went against
the Giants. In the end the Giants are now still 1-3, and will hit the road to
face the Carolina Panthers next week."
Sterling Shepard 2 Yd pass from Eli Manning (Aldrick
10 plays, 75 yards, 4:59
- FIELD GOAL
Wil Lutz 42 Yd Field Goal
plays, 51 yards, 8:29
- FIELD GOAL
Wil Lutz 34 Yd Field Goal
plays, 69 yards, 3:31
- FIELD GOAL
Wil Lutz 37 Yd Field Goal
plays, -8 yards, 0:57
- FIELD GOAL
Wil Lutz 26 Yd Field Goal
plays, 40 yards, 2:21
Alvin Kamara 9 Yd Run (Wil Lutz Kick)
plays, 80 yards, 3:17
- FIELD GOAL
Aldrick Rosas 33 Yd Field Goal
plays, 75 yards, 5:14
Alvin Kamara 4 Yd Run (Wil Lutz Kick)
plays, 74 yards, 6:39
Saquon Barkley 1 Yd Run (Eli Manning Pass to Sterling
Shepard for Two-Point Conversion)
plays, 75 yards, 3:03
Alvin Kamara 49 Yd Run (Wil Lutz Kick)
plays, 97 yards, 1:38
scored touchdowns for the second game in a row on their first offensive series.
Saquon Barkley is the 5th player with at least 100 scrimmage yards in his first
Giants Eli Manning now
has 344 touchdowns, and is 7th all time in passing touchdowns.Giants
have lost their first two home games for the second year in a row.
Oct 7 Giants at Carolina.
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