New Orleans Saints 49, New York Giants 24. Reality is, the Giants never really had much of a chance Monday night. Their defense never gave them one.
Drew Brees passed for 372 yards and four touchdowns, and the Saints (8-3) ran for 205 more yards, amassing 577 yards of total offense. The Saints had an 88-yard touchdown drive, three 80-yard touchdown drives and a 73-yard touchdown drive. Here is a little-known football fact: When your defense can't even get itself lined up prior to the snap it has no chance of stopping one of the best offenses in the NFL.
The Giants are 6-5 now and have lost three straight. They still have a shot at a wild card playoff berth, and are only one game behind the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East with two head-to-head match ups still to come. So, the opportunity to make the playoffs is still there.
It is pretty hard, though, to picture the Giants as a playoff team right now. Instead, they look like a team deep in the throes of their third consecutive second-half of the season collapse.
The Giants wasted a tremendous 33-of-47, 406-yard, two touchdown, one interception performance by Eli Manning.