The feel-good story of Delvin Breaux may face a major speedbump Sunday when his New Orleans Saints host the New York Giants in a National Football League game available to watch live online in much of the nation Sunday. The 26-year-old first year cornerback must match up with Giants 22-year-old second-year wide receiving sensation Odell Beckham, Jr. in a one-on-one contest that will likely play a major role in deciding the winner of the important NFC game.
New York, at 4-3, holds a slim, one-game lead in the NFC East. The Saints lost their first three games of 2015, but have won three of their last four and now must keep that hot streak going if they want any chance at grabbing a Wild Card playoff spot this season, since the 6-0 Carolina Panthers have likely put the NFC South Division out of the Saints' reach.
Much of the hopes for both teams are riding on the outcome of the Breaux vs. Beckham duel. Both players are natives of the New Orleans region and both attended Louisiana State University — but their careers have gone in radically different directions since them.
While Beckham was a college standout who was picked in the first round by New York, 12th overall, in the 2014 NFL draft, Breaux never even suited up at LSU. A serious spinal fracture suffered during a high school game never healed enough for LSU medical staff to let him on the field.
Breaux eventually left the school and played a season in a developmental football league before catching on with the Arena Football League's New Orleans Voodoo in 2012. After an All-Star season in the AFL, Breaux returned to the outdoor game — but Canadian style this time.
After two years with the Canadian Football League's Hamilton Tiger Cats, Breaux's hometown Saints took notice of the cornerback and signed him — a decision they have not regretted, as Breaux has picked up nine pass break-ups, an interception and a fumble recovery over seven games, while being matched against a series of top opposing receivers.
But with Beckham finally fully healthy after a hamstring slowed his 2015 campaign, Breaux faces the most difficult assignment of his NFL career on Sunday.
To find out how to watch the New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints NFC showdown live online, see the streaming link in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, on Sunday, November 1 — 10:05 a.m. Pacific Time.
The game will be available to watch live online in regions where Fox Network broadcasts the Giants-Saints matchup on conventional television. That includes most of the Northeast, Midwest, and Southwestern United States. The following map shows where the game will be available, courtesy of 506 Sports, with the regions shaded in pink representing the areas where the Giants vs. Saints game will be available live online.
Visiting New York may also be fighting the change of the calendar. Under Coach Tom Coughlin, the Giants have compiled an October record of 36-11. But as soon as November rolls around, Coughlin's Giants have gone south in hurry, winning only 16 of 43 gamed played in the month.
The last time these two teams faced each other, on December 9, 2012, the Giants stomped the Saints in East Rutherford, New Jersey, 52-27. But the Saints have won the last two meetings in the Superdome.
Watch the New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints game live online from the Big Easy by going to Fox Sports Go at this link, or downloading the Fox Sports Go app to watch on tablet computers. NFL games on Fox Sports Go are not available to watch on smartphones, due to contractual agreements. Fox Sports Go also streams live on the Amazon Fire TV device, allowing fans to watch the Giants vs. Saints game live online on their TV sets.
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