Last night they were hammered by the Saints, 49-24, in a game that featured many of the Giants' all-too-familiar shortcomings:
- They had trouble running the ball when it counted.
- They dropped passes.
- Their pass rush went deeper into hiding and the defense gave up big plays all over the place.
- They were out-hustled, out-hit, out-coached and out-executed on national television - again.
Let's not fail to mention the injuries. DE Osi Umenyiora left the game in the second quarter with an ankle injury. LB Mark Herzlich turned an ankle in the third quarter.
Drew Brees carves more and more of his bust for Canton each time he hits the field. He was incredible against the wounded and inexperienced Giants. He was practically automatic. The Giants did not sack him. In fact, he was only hit six times. Not quite enough if you want to slow him down.
The Giants got their shots in, too, but they were few and far between. Eli Manning was all alone again. The running game failed to fire another week.
Eli threw 2 TDs and 406 yards, the second time this season he's eclipsed that number. WR Victor Cruz continued his stellar play, grabbing nine passes for 157 yard and two TDs.
The Giants fell to 6-5 and are a full game behind Dallas in the NFC East with undefeated Green Bay invading New Jersey this coming Sunday.