Saints Host Giants – Game Preview
The New Orleans Saints return to action on Sunday afternoon, when they play host to the New York Giants in a key NFC match-up.
Kickoff time at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is scheduled for noon, and you can hear all the play-by-play action on ESPN 1420, as well as 97.3 The Dawg.
The game marks the first of a two-game home stand for the Saints.
New Orleans, who defeated the Indianapolis Colts, 27-21, last Sunday, will enter the game at 3-4, winners of two-straight, while New York, who beat the Dallas Cowboys, 27-20, last week, is currently 4-3.
The Giants lead the all-time series between the two franchises, 15-12, including a dominating 52-27 win over the Saints back in 2012, the last time the two franchises met.
Offensively, the Saints are averaging 23.0 points-per-game, along with 395.9 total yards, including 297.1 passing yards, and 98.7 rushing yards-per-game.
New Orleans is led by quarterback Drew Brees, who has thrown for 1,871 yards and eight touchdowns, along with running back Mark Ingram, who has rushed for 450 yards and five touchdowns, and receiver Brandin Cooks, who has caught 35 passes for 444 yards and a touchdown.
The Giants, offensively, are averaging 23.7 points, 351.3 total yards, 247.9 passing yards, and 95.6 rushing yards a game.
New York is paced by quarterback Eli Manning, who has thrown for 1,776 yards and 11 touchdowns, running back Rashad Jennnigs, who has rushed for 262 yards and one touchdown, and receiver Odell Beckham, Jr., who has caught 42 passes for 524 yards and four scores.
Defensively, the Saints are giving up an average of 404.9 yards-per-game, including 275.7 passing yards and 129.1 rushing yards, while the Giants are allowing 401.7 total yards, including 288.3 passing yards and 113.4 rushing yards.