Saints Stomped by Giants 52-27, Season Over

Jeff Zelevansky

The only thing worse than watching this catastrophic performance by the Saints is having to listen to tons of s*** from friends and family back home in NY.

The Saints allowed 52 points, the most ever during the Drew Brees era, in their embarrassing loss to the NY Giants at Met Life Stadium Sunday evening.

That will happen when your team gives up four turnovers (2 fumble, 2 INT), 284 yards of kickoff returns, 81 yards of penalties, injuries take their toll, and your secondary can't cover. It was just a sloppy, embarrassing, pathetic performance all around.

Things were looking good to start the game when the teams were tied at 7 points apiece in the first quarter, despite two early fumbles by Marques Colston and Jed Collins. But after the second fumble Manning hit Martellus Bennett for a touchdown, his first of four TD passes on the night, and the Giants never looked back.

Sorry to say, Saints fans, but that will do it for the 2012 season. Sure there are three more games left to play but who are we kidding. Time to pack this bad boy up and put The Season that Care Forgot away for good.

Here's just a few more of my notes from the game. I'm trying to stay positive here and keep things lighthearted.

  • The good news is that the Saints defense again allowed less than 400 yards of total offense to their opponent. High five!
  • The bad news is that they allowed a whopping 284 yards on special teams kickoff returns, including a 97-yard touchdown by David Wilson. That'll kill ya every time.
  • Wilson had a total of 327 all purpose yards and three touchdowns. Definitely the player of the game.
  • More dropped passes from Saints wide receivers that should easily be catches.
  • Joe Morgan was a rare bright spot for the Saints. He had two catches for a whopping 106 yards.
  • Garrett Hartley was also perfect on his two field goal attempts. Woohoo!
  • As if all of that wasn't bad enough, the Saints were decimated with injury. Zach Strief, Malcolm Jenkins, Curtis Lofton all left the game. Darren Sproles, Devery Henderson and Jonathan Vilma also suffered injuries but returned to the game.
  • I think my feelings about this Saints game can best be summed up by the immortal words of popular 80's dance/pop group Milli Vanilli.


Read below for full stats from tonight's game.

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Team Stats


NO NYG
First Downs 22 24
Total Yards 486 397
Passing Yards 345 259
Rushing Yards 141 138
Penalties (Yds) 10(81) 6(55)
Turnovers 4 2
Punts (AVG) 4(46) 3(37)
Time of Pos. 29:23 28:19

Top Performers

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Brees 26/41 354 1 2
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
M. Ingram 13 68 0 19
D. Sproles 4 55 1 34
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
P. Thomas 7 57 0 12
J. Graham 5 56 0 27
M. Colston 4 61 0 30
NEW YORK GIANTS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
E. Manning 22/35 259 4 2
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
D. Wilson 13 100 2 52T
A. Bradshaw 11 33 0 6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
V. Cruz 8 121 1 35
M. Bennett 5 32 1 11
H. Nicks 4 67 1 25T
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