14:27 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Eli Manning hits Victor Cruz for a 10-yard score. XP is good. NEW YORK 42, NEW ORLEANS 27 (Drive: 5 plays, 25 yards in 2:31)
13:32 — Giants unsuccessfully challenge the completion of a 44-yard pass by the Saints.
12:07 — Stevie Brown intercepts his seventh pass of the season, returning it 70 yards down to the Saints’ 22.
*Stevie Brown sets single-season interception return yards with 259 yards, breaking the previous record of 251 shared by Dick Lynch (1963) and Emlen Tunnell (1948)
10:19 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 39-yard attempt. NEW YORK 45, NEW ORLEANS 27 (Drive: 4 plays, 2 yards in 1:31)
5:20 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. David Wilson breaks free for a 52-yard touchdown. XP is good. NEW YORK 52, NEW ORLEANS 27 (Drive: 1 play 52 yards in 0:10)
FINAL: GIANTS 52, SAINTS 27
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14:56 — Stevie Brown grabs his sixth interception on a tipped pass intended for Jimmy Graham (covered by Antrel Rolle). Brown returns it 21 yards down to the Saints’ 20.
13:18 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. David Wilson powers in for a 6-yard score. XP is good. NEW YORK 28, NEW ORLEANS 13 (Drive: 4 plays, 20 yards in 1:40)
*Mark Herzlich makes a big tackle on the ensuing return, pinning the Saints back at their own 12. Giants force a quick three-and-out.
11:22 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Hakeem Nicks grabs his third touchdown of the season on a 25-yard pass from Eli manning. XP is good. NEW YORK 35, NEW ORLEANS 13 (Drive: 6 plays, 62 yards in 3:09)
8:07 — Saints march into Giants territory after a 62-yard pass from Drew Brees to Joe Morgan, their longest play of the day.
7:28 — TOUCHDOWN SAINTS. Sproles rushes 13 yards for the score. XP is good. NEW YORK 35, NEW ORLEANS 20 (Drive: 3 plays, 75 yards in 0:52)
6:36 — Victor Cruz hits the 100-yard mark (111) after a 34-yard catch from manning.
5:10 — Manning’s pass intended for Martellus Bennett is intercepted by Isa Abdul-Quddus. Saints take over on their own 32.
1:51 — TOUCHDOWN SAINTS. Darren Sproles takes a short pass from Brees nine yards into the end zone. XP is good. NEW YORK 35, NEW ORLEANS 27 (6 plays, 68 yards in 3:09)
*Jerrel Jernigan returns the ensuing kickoff 60 yards down to the Saints’ 25.
*Paid attendance announced at 81,437
0:00 — GIANTS 35, SAINTS 27
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15:00 — Saints begin the quarter with the ball on their own 7.
9:47 — FIELD GOAL SAINTS. Garrett Hartley makes a 32-yard attempt. NEW YORK 14, NEW ORLEANS 10 (Drive: 14 plays, 81 yards in 5:44)
*David Wilson rattles off another big return for 52 yards down to the Saints’ 46. That brings his season total 1,301 return yards, breaking Domenik Hixon’s club record of 1,291 in 2009.
6:07 — Lawrence Tynes misses a 36-yard field goal attempt. Wide left.
1:57 — FIELD GOAL SAINTS. Hartley makes a 25-yard attempt. NEW YORK 14, NEW ORLEANS 13 (Drive: 8 plays, 67 yards in 4:06)
1:45 — Offsetting passing interference penalties on both the Giants and Saints bring back a 40-yard completion to Hakeem Nicks.
1:14 — Giants knocking at the door after a 35-yard completion to Cruz.
0:25 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Hixon makes a diving grab in the back right corner of the end zone for a 5-yard score. XP is good. NEW YORK 21, NEW ORLEANS 13 (Drive: 9 plays, 69 yards in 1:37)
*That was Hixon’s first touchdown of the season.
HALFTIME: GIANTS 21, SAINTS 13
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The Giants and New Orleans Saints meet for the 27th time in the regular season, with the Giants holding a 14-12 lead in the series. The two teams have never met in the postseason. In their last meeting, the Saints defeated the Giants, 49-24, in New Orleans on Monday Night Football in Week 12 of the 2011 regular season.
Kickoff: 4:25 PM ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Radio: WFAN 660AM/101.9FM
Weather: Light rain until 4pm. 44°F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.
24 CB Corey White
29 RB Chris Ivory
58 LB Scott Shanle
71 T Charles Brown
75 DT Tyrunn Walker
81 TE Michael Higgins
90 DE Turk McBride
Lineup changes: None
15:00 — Game Day Captains: Victor Cruz and Antrel Rolle along with season captains Eli Manning, Justin Tuck and Zak DeOssie. Giants win the coin toss and elect to receive. Saints defend the west goal.
*David Wilson returns the opening kickoff 58 yards down to the Saints’ 44 (Jerrel Jernigan was also back to receive)
13:30 — Giants fail to capitalize and go three-and-out.
12:46 — Will Hill and Stevie Brown force Marques Colston to fumble. Giants recover on Saints’ 45.
9:38 — TOUCHDOWN SAINTS. Elbert Mack intercepts Manning and returns it 73 yards to the end zone. XP is good. NEW ORLEANS 7, NEW YORK 0
9:25 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Wilson returns the ensuing kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown and does a backflip for the exclamation point. XP is good. NEW YORK 7, NEW ORLEANS 7
*That was the Giants first kickoff return for a touchdown since Domenik Hixon did it Dec. 29, 2007.
6:57 — Antrel Rolle strips the ball from Jed Collins and Linval Joseph recovers. That’s two forced fumbles so far by Giants safeties.
4:28 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Manning finds Martellus Bennett in the end zone for a six-yard score. XP is good. NEW YORK 14, NEW ORLEANS 7 (Drive: 4 plays, 35 yards in 2:24)
*That’s Bennett’s fifth of the season and second straight game with a touchdown.
2:04 — Hixon back to return the first punt of the game, not the usual Rueben Randle.
0:00 — GIANTS 14, SAINTS 7
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QB Eli Manning
* 27 completions away from breaking Phil Simms’ team record of 2,576.
* 163 pass attempts away from surpassing the Giants single-season record (589 - Eli Manning, 2011).
* 101 completions away from surpassing the Giants single-season record (359 – Eli Manning, 2011).
* 1,764 passing yards away from surpassing the Giants single-season record (4,933 – Eli Manning, 2011).
* 21 touchdown passes from breaking the Giants single-season record (36 – Y.A. Tittle, 1963).
WR Hakeem Nicks
* Two receptions away from 250 career receptions.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw
* Three rushing touchdowns away from surpassing Ron Johnson (33) on the Giants all-time rushing touchdowns list and tying Frank Gifford for seventh on the Giants’ all-time list.
DE Osi Umenyiora
* One sack away from 75.0 career sacks.
DE Justin Tuck
* 1.5 sacks away from 50.0 career sacks.
* One tackle away from 400 career tackles.
* Two forced fumbles away from 20 career forced fumbles.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul
* 2.5 sacks away from 30.0 career sacks.
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Field position was the main culprit in the Giants’ 17-16 loss to the Redskins. In part, nine penalties led to the defending champs starting at or inside their own 10-yard line on four of eight drives.
“We didn’t quite get the dagger — hey, that big shot where you get the touchdown, you get that 50-yard touchdown,” Eli Manning told Mike Francesa on his weekly spot on WFAN. “We hit some 30- and 40-yard gains, but the same problem because of field position, a lot of them we were backed up. I hit Victor [Cruz] down the sideline in the third quarter for about 50 yards, but we were on our 12-yard line, so you’ve still got a lot of room to go to get points and you’ve got to settle for field goals.”
Despite suffering their third division loss of the season, the Giants still maintain a one-game lead in the NFC East entering the final quarter of the year. The home stretch begins with the Saints coming into MetLife Stadium this Sunday afternoon.
“Obviously it’s not always the situation you want to put yourself in,” Manning said. “You know, that’s football. A lot of teams are in a very similar circumstance. You’re not always going to be able to clinch your division the first week in December like some teams. For a lot of teams it’s a tight race, and it’s all going to come down to how do you play these next four games. We have a one-game lead right now, which is where you want to be in a lot of cases, and it’s going to come down to, hey, can we go win these four games? And it starts this week with the Saints.”
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» Head Coach Tom Coughlin recaps the Giants’ loss to the Redskins after viewing the game tape.
» Key plays for Giants vs. Redskins
» Giants News Flash – Giants.com brings you the latest news a day after the team’s loss to the Redskins
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15:00 — Giants receive the ball to begin the second half.
14:06 — Victor Cruz converts a third-and-10 with a catch of 12 yards. Giants are 9 of 11 on third-down conversions.
7:43 — Robert Griffin III rushes for 46 yards down to the Giants 15.
6:56 — The Giants cause the first turnover of the night. Chase Blackburn strips Alfred Morris and Keith Rivers recovers at the their own 9.
6:04 — Eli Manning makes them pay and finds Cruz on the first play of the ensuing drive for a 49-yard gain.
3:14 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 35-yard attempt. NEW YORK 16, WASHINGTON 10 (Drive: 8 plays, 75 yards in 3:36)
0:00 — GIANTS 16, REDSKINS 10
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15:00 — Giants begin the quarter with the ball on Washington’s 30.
13:26 — Lawrence Tynes misses a 43-yard field goal attempt. Wide left.
10:02 — Giants defense able to hold on ensuing possession and force the Redskins to punt. Giants take over on their own 15.
6:55 — On third-and-10, Manning finds Victor Cruz for a 30-yard pickup, the longest of the night.
4:41 — Martellus Bennett convert a second-and-20 with a 24-yard pass from Manning. Bennett has three catches for 50 yards so far.
2:36 — TOUCHDOWN GIANTS. Bennett for 4 yards from Manning in the end zone. XP is GOOD. NEW YORK 10, WASHINGTON 7 (Drive: 13 plays, 85 yards in 7:23)
*That was Bennett’s fourth touchdown as a Giants and first since Week 3, when he scored in each of his first three games.
**Giants are keeping Robert Griffin III off the field by dominating the time of possession by more than 12 minutes.
0:41 — FIELD GOAL REDSKINS. Kal Forbath makes a 33-yard attempt. NEW YORK 10, WASHINGTON 10 (Drive: 6 plays, 51 yards in 1:51)
0:12 — Manning finds Bennett again down the seam for 28 yards, putting the Giants in field goal position.
0:04 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 40-yard attempt. NEW YORK 13, WASHINGTON 10 (Drive: 6 plays, 54 yards in 0:41)
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This week’s game is the 160th regular season meeting between the two teams, with the Giants leading the series, 92-63-4. The two teams have met twice in the postseason, with the series tied, 1-1. The Giants won the first game in 2012, at MetLife Stadium in Week 7 by a 27-23 score. The Giants have a 22-32-1 record on Monday Night Football, including a 4-2 record against the Redskins.
Kickoff: 8:30 PM ET
Location: FedEx Field, Landover, Md.
Weather: Clear. 57°F. Winds light and variable.
New York Lineup Changes
» 72 Osi Umenyiora will start at RE
Washington Lineup Changes
*Keith Rivers gets the start at linebacker. That’s the fourth time of the season for Rivers in seven games played.
14:50 — An early challenge from Mike Shanahan gives the Redskins a first down. Washington challenged where Paulsen went out of bounds.
12:54 — After forcing Washington to punt on the opening drive, Eli Manning hooks up with Bear Pascoe for a first down on the first play. It was Pascoe’s first catch since Week 5 against Cleveland.
10:54 — Coincidentally, Jerrel Jernigan also gets his first catch since that same Browns game, good for nine yards and another first down.
9:40 — Expected to see a larger role, David Wilson gets his first touch — a toss which he turns into a five-yard gain.
6:27 — FIELD GOAL GIANTS. Lawrence Tynes makes a 39-yard attempt. NEW YORK 3, WASHINGTON 0 (Drive: 11 plays, 69 yards in 6:32)
4:27 — TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS. Robert Griffin III rushed for 12 yards, fumbles, but is recovered by Josh Morgan, who takes it in for the score. XP is GOOD. WASHINGTON 7, NEW YORK 3
3:14 — Manning unable to hook up with Victor Cruz streaking downfield.
2:28 — Ahmad Bradshaw takes a direct snap for 14 yards. He has 40 yards on 7 carries so far.
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The New York Giants (7-4, 3-2 away) hit the road to take on the Washington Redskins (5-6, 2-3 home) in primetime this week. Here is a look at a few milestones that Giants players could hit on Monday Night Football or in the coming weeks:
QB Eli Manning: 47 completions away from breaking Phil Simms’ team record of 2,576.
WR Hakeem Nicks: Seven receptions away from 250 career receptions.
RB Ahmad Bradshaw: 50 rushing yards away from 4,000 career rushing yards; Three rushing touchdowns away from surpassing Ron Johnson (33) on the Giants all-time rushing touchdowns list and tying Frank Gifford for seventh on the Giants’ all-time list.
DE Osi Umenyiora: One sack away from 75.0 career sacks.
DE Justin Tuck: 1.5 sacks away from 50.0 career sacks; Three tackles away from 400 career tackles.
DE Jason Pierre-Paul: 2.5 sacks away from 30.0 career sacks.
MONDAY NIGHT SHOWDOWN
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» WR Jerrel Jernigan preps for dual role
» Giants prep for Shanahan’s offense
» Big Blue Hits: Antrel Rolle takes your calls
» Giants News Flash – 11/28
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