Giants at Saints NFL Week Eight Capsule

NEW YORK GIANTS (4-3) AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (3-4)

SERIES

  GIANTS SAINTS
SERIES LEADER 15-12  
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).

STATS

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)

NOTES

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.


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