It was an offensive showdown in New Orleans today as Odell Beckham Jr.’s three touchdowns weren’t enough for the New York Giants to win.
New York Giants 49 (4-4)
New Orleans Saints 52 (4-4)
Full Game Box Score
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
By Robby Sabo
Defense was a tough commodity to come by on Sunday for both the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints. Obviously, this was the case, as the two teams combined for over 100 points.
In the end it was Drew Brees and the Saints who came away with the thrilling 51-48 victory.
— New York Giants (@Giants) November 1, 2015
The only loss more painful in the Metropolitan area was Game 4 of the World Series. The Giants, after trailing by 14 points in the fourth quarter, fought back to take a 49-42 lead on a crazy Trumaine McBride 63-yard fumble recovery touchdown with just 7:23 to play in regulation:
It was no big deal for Bress, however, who proceeded to march 80-yards in 14 plays resulting in a C.J. Spiller 9-yard TD reception.
The game was tied late, when the Giants were forced to punt. Thanks to a New Orleans punt return to midfield (and fumble recovery of the punt return), it looked as though Brees would have one Hail Mary shot at the endzone with just three ticks left on the clock.
There was one little issue in this scenario: Giants punter Brad Wing was called for a facemask penalty, putting the ball at the Giants 32-yard line.
Kai Forbath drilled the 50-yard field goal for the victory.
Worse than blowing that late seven point lead and watching a punter’s facemask penalty lose the game was the fact that Eli Manning and Odell Beckham Jr. put games for the ages.
Manning threw for 350 yards and 6 TDs on 30-of-41 passing in the game. Odell Beckham Jr. went for 130 yards and 3 TDs on 6 receptions.
— NFL (@NFL) November 1, 2015
Brees one-upped Manning as he went for 7 TDs, tying an NFL record. Furthermore, the combined 13 passing TDs from Manning and Brees sets a new NFL record.
The Giants now move to 4-4 on the season while the Saints do the same.
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