The New Orleans Saints and the New York Giants faced off in New Orleans during week 8 of the 2015 NFL football season. The Saints and Giants decided to give the defensive side of the game a week off since both teams combined for 101 points. The third highest-scoring game in NFL history. Ahead of them are the 1966 Washington Redskins and New York Giants who hold first place with 113 total points. In second place with a combined total of 106 points are the 2004 Cincinnati Bangles and Cleveland Browns. Ultimately, the Saints defeated the Giants by a score of 52-49 due to Kai Forbath kicking a 50-yard field goal as the clock hit zero.
Drew Brees was the star of the Saints, throwing seven touchdowns and compiling 511 passing yards.
“That’s the last time I’m watching highlights of Clemson-NC State and Texas Tech-Oklahoma State games before I go to bed, because those games were just like that. Oh, man, I’ve never been a part of something like that…. One of the craziest games I’ve ever been a part of. It’s not like I came out today with the intent to break a few records just to shut some people up. But I think our mindset is every time we step on the field we have the opportunity to do something special. I will say that.”
Eli Manning of the New York Giants did his best to keep up with Brees by throwing for 350 yards and a career high six touchdowns, which places him as 10th on the all-time touchdown list.
“Their offense is always high-powered. I thought it might be a day where we were going to have to score some points. I didn’t know how many it would take. Obviously, the offense did some good things.”
Combining for 13 touchdowns, Brees and Manning set an NFL record. Twitter was filled with fans commenting on the Saints Vs. Giants. In total yards, the Saints and Giants combined for 1,030 yards.
Giants vs Saints was like a 2006 Suns vs Mavericks basketball game..straight buckets, no D
— Bear aka Lowlife (@thisrandomdude) November 2, 2015
That Giants VS Saints Game Was Crazy 49-52….. Shiidd
— No Excuses™⚡ (@dreamchaser_lou) November 2, 2015
Giants vs. Saints: New York Grades, Notes and Quotes: In a wild game in which the two teams totaled 1,030 yard… https://t.co/jvx2uGBCGE
— Madison Keys (@Madison_Keys) November 2, 2015
— NY Giants Football (@nygiantstoday) November 2, 2015
Both teams learned today that their defenses are not equipped enough to deal with teams with high-powered offenses. On the other side of the coin, the Saints and Giants saw that their offenses can compete against any high-powered offensive team in the NFL.
With this being week 8 of the NFL season, the Giants and Saints have reached the midway point. With the loss to the Saints today, the Giants now have a record of 4-4. This record is still good enough to give the Giants a half-game lead over the Washington Redskins in the NFL East division. With the win, the Saints are also 4-4. This places them third in the NFC South division. The Saints trail the second-place Atlanta Falcons who have a record of 6-2 and the first place Carolina Panthers who are undefeated with a record of 6-0.
Next for the Saints are the 1-6 Tennessee Titans. The Giants will be facing off against the 3-4 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
As we head down into the home stretch to determine who will make the playoffs, will the offense of the Saints and Giants be enough to get them there. If so, will the defense of the Saints and Giants come alive.
What were thoughts on the Saints Vs. Giants game?
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