The New York Giants will host the New Orleans Saints this Sunday. It will be the 29th meeting between the two teams with Big Blue holding a 15-13 edge.
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Nov 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham (13) celebrates after a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The New Orleans Saints defeated the New York Giants 52-49. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
When you think Giant/Saints you think offense. Your next thought might also be offense. The two teams combined to score 101 points in their 2015 meeting at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the third highest single-game total in NFL history. New Orleans defeated the GMen 52-49. Their most recent meetings prior to that game haven’t lacked any offense either. In match-ups from 2009 to 2012, the winning team scored at least 48 points. The Saints were winners in 2009 (48-27) and 2011 (49-24). The Giants returned the favor in the 2012 season (52-27).
As noted in a post on NJ.com, the Saints offense is still “humming.” The defense, not so much. Drew Brees’ unit hung 507 yards on the Oakland Raiders, who allowed 363 yards per game to offenses in 2015. But their defense is as leaky as ever. The Saints allowed Oakland to go for 35 points and 486 yards, and couldn’t get a stop late in the game.
According to The Football Database, the Giants and Saints have met 28 times since 1967, with the G-Men coming out on top 15 times. Let’s further break down how the Giants have fared against the New Orleans.
5-5 since 1997
11-4 at home
4-1 since 1997
At home, Giants win by average score of 25-17
*Please note the Giants 27-10 victory over the Saints at Giants’ Stadium, 9/19/2005, was officially counted as an away game. The game was scheduled to be played in New Orleans, before the Saints were forced out of the Superdome in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.