Saints Dominate Big Blue – Stay Undefeated in 48-27 Win

The Saints were out to prove they could hang with the big bad boys of the NFC – and passed with flying colors. For the second time in 2008, the team played an undefeated team from New York, and for the second time they hung the first loss of the season on that team from the Big Apple.

The 48-27 win over the Giants means the club now stands at 5-0 on the season, alone atop the NFC South, and good for their best start since the 1993 season. “We wanted to really dictate the tempo of the game the whole way through,” QB Drew Brees said. “Seven different guys scored touchdowns. That’s big. That’s the type of rhythm that, when you get in, you feel like you can call anything and it’s going to work.”

Brees had a big day vs the Giants secondary, going 23 of 30 passes for 369 yards and four touchdowns. The Saints have to be considered the team to beat in the NFC this year. They have beaten all teams by at least 14 points or more and have yet to trail the entire year.

Consider that the Giants tough D had came into the game giving up averages of 210.6 yards and 14.2 points. The Saints had 34 points and 315 yards by halftime. The three TD’s by the Saints through the air went to former Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey, a 36-yard shot to Robert Meachem and a 12-yard throw to Lance Moore.

The Saints gained more than 500 total yards before a sack of backup Mark Brunell made it 493. Moore caught six passes for 78 yards and Meachem had two catches for 70. New Orleans had 133 yards on the ground, led by Pierre Thomas’ 72. Mike Bell, Reggie Bush and fullback Heath Evans all scored on runs.

It was a sound beating, and one that should have Saint fans thinking that this could be a very special season in the Big Easy. “This group has been together long enough to see some of the great times (the NFC championship game in 2006) and the last two years have been pretty difficult for us, so staying grounded is definitely not an issue in this locker room,” Colston said. “We’ve got some great veteran leadership.”

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3 Responses to “Saints Dominate Big Blue – Stay Undefeated in 48-27 Win”

  1. Phinster says:

    I hope youre ready to go 5-1! Tell Brees to bring a comfy chair, he wont see the field.

  2. danny boy says:

    you beet an injured giants team and the dregs of the nfl… easy schedule should get you the wildcard spot where you will lose, Still will be one of your more succesful seasons..

  3. Moe Bandy says:

    The real game will be the Vikings vs. Saints in the NFC championship game. Should be an easy game for the Saints to shoot into the Superbowl. Who knows from there. GO SAINTS!!!!!

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