New Orleans, who only punted once in the first half, saw their opening 11-play drive end fruitlessly when a fake-FG try was thwarted by the Giants on the 11-yard-line. Two subsequent drives ended in TD passes by Brees (one to WR Lance Moore and the other to TE Jimmy Graham). The Saints finished the half by taking possession of the ball on their own 12 with 1:09 remaining and driving 88 yards for another Brees-to-Moore TD strike. Six plays in just 34 seconds.
The Saints passed all over the Giants, and rushed for 80 yards on 13 carries to boot.
The Giants did very little with the ball when they had it. Eli Manning was 14-24 with 0 TDs and one INT: in the end zone intended for Jake Ballard, ending an impressive drive. Lawrence Tynes hit a 42-yard FG on another drive and missed a 61-yarder as time expired at the half.
The Giants attempted to establish the run, but once again, could not. The Blue has just 29 yards on nine carries. The defense is trying their best to keep up with the Saints' passing attack, but are losing the battle. They have not sacked, nor harassed Brees at all thus far.
The score is 21-3 in favor of New Orleans and it feels like it could be worse...