About two years ago, with Big Blue riding a five-game winning streak and boasting the best defense in the league, the Giants traveled to New Orleans and were smacked around by an explosive offense in a hostile, noisy stadium. They never really recovered.Drew Brees carved up the secondary. Chants of “Who Dat?” filled the acoustic-friendly Superdome, appearing to fluster Eli Manning and contribute to his underwhelming performance.
The Monday nighter looms large, too, with the Giants headed to New Orleans. The Saints are fighting to hold on to the NFC South lead, but New York has slipped from first place in its division to eighth place in the conference. Can Eli’s boys turn it around? They’re running out of time to do so.
The New Orleans Saints coaching staff have a hard decision to make before facing the New York Giants on Monday Night Football — what to do with four healthy and very productive running backs.
While Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are ready to return and make their push for the postseason, Eli Manning and the New York Giants are again having trouble in the second half of a season. Brees will try to help the Saints remain perfect at home Monday night and hand Manning and the sputtering Giants a third straight loss.
Despite the fact he wore the colors for the bulk of his pro football career, former New Orleans Saints quarterback Archie Manning had one sartorial request for the guests who’ll join him in a Mercedes-Benz Superdome suite Monday night. “No black and gold,” Manning said Wednesday, smiling.