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Week 12: Giants @ Saints

Discussion in 'Game Summaries' started by Cimmy24, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Cimmy24

    Cimmy24 Candy Ass Self

    Jul 6, 2009
    Giant Comeback!
    New York Proves New Orleans Really is "The Big Easy"


    48 - 45

    New Orleans, LA - The New York Giants knew when they went into the Big Easy they would have a battle on their hands. They didn't know they'd fall into a 21-0 hole in the first quarter. The Giants battled back and took a 24-21 lead. It seemed like just a dream for New York, as the Saints again put it on the Giants, taking a 42-24 lead into the half. The Giants went into the locker room defeated, feeling as if the game would never go their way. Luckily for them, they came back out on the field. The Giants defense was able to force an interception early on QB Drew Brees, and turned it into a 30 yard TD pass from Eli to Hakeem Nicks. Down 42-31 entering the 3rd, the lead was still a lot to overcome. After New Orleans took a 45-31 lead, New York marched down the field quickly, knowing they needed two scores to do so. Eli managed the offense and scored on a 9 yard pass to Domenik Hixon with just under 3 minutes left to go. A defensive stop was absolutely crucial to the Giants success and now with the score at 45-38, New York was only a TD away from overtime. On the kickoff, New Orleans was flagged for an illegal blocked and had to start on their own 6 yard line. New York dialed up a heavy blitz and unfortunately for the Saints, they decided on a pass play from their own 6 yard line. The New York pressure got to Brees and the Giants forced a safety, making the score 45-40 and giving the Giants a shot at winning instead of forcing overtime. Getting the ball back on a punt and good field position gave New York new life. With a little over 2 minutes left, Big Blue wanted to burn as much clock out as they could and still score a go ahead TD. With 1:25 to go, Eli saw his favorite target Hakeem Nicks running to the endzone and dropped the ball beautifully into what seemed like a pool of Saints defenders. Adding the 2-point conversion, the Giants came back from two huge deficits to take a 48-45 lead with a little over a minute to play. That was enough time for Brees and the offense to muster up at least a game tying drive. Brees took a shot at the endzone from deep and wanted the lead. CB Terrell Thomas had beautiful coverage and was in front of the WR to intercept the overthrown pass in the endzone and seal the Giants monumental comeback.​


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