After coming back from an impressive road win against the Texans many predicted an offensive explosion from the New York Giants against the 30th ranked defense the New Orleans Saints. Unfortunately, the Giants offense did not impose their will on the Saints as Big Blue came up on the short end of a 32-18 score.
The first drive by Big Blue the Giants offense was clicking as it was capped off by a Sterling Shepard 2 yard touchdown grab. Yet as the game progressed the Saints chipped away with field goal after field goal after field goal after field goal. Three of these drives were aided by unique plays. One was a fake punt by New Orleans, one a questionable horse collar penalty on Landon Collins and a third was a Wayne Gallman fumble. At the close of the half, the Giants were down 12-7.
The 2nd half was not any better against one of the worst defenses in the NFL for Big Blue. The Giants offense kept on faltering and New Orleans finally got in the end zone on an Alvin Kamara 9 yard touchdown run. The G-Men added a field goal in the 3rd quarter but it was too little too late. The Saints offense came up with multiple 3rd down conversions and kept the Giants offense off the field while killing the clock. The Saints sealed the deal on Alvin Kamara’s 3rd touchdown of the day as the Saints offense put up the anticipated offensive explosion.
Going into week 5 the Giants have the unenviable task of trying to get into playoff contention with a 1-3 record against the Carolina Panthers. The schedule will not get any easier and if the Giants do not pull add some victories it will be yet another season where the Giants and their fans focus on mock drafts before Thanksgiving.