You know the story; when playing the Saints, it all starts with Drew Brees. Like with Tom Brady three weeks ago and Aaron Rodgers next week (seriously, NFL? Why not have the Giants also face Joe Montana and Dan Marino in their prime?), the Giants' first goal must be to get pressure on Drew Brees.
Brees is not one of the easier quarterbacks to sack, as he is so often able to dump the ball off to one of his tight ends or running backs quickly enough to avoid pressure. The Giants' pass rush, which had been their strength earlier in the season, has only five sacks in their last three games. If they are going to have any chance at stopping the league's number one pass offense, Jason Pierre-Paul and Osi Umenyiora are going to have to make sure their names are called early and often.