New Orleans Saints: Beating the New York Giants 101

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Dec 29, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) stands next to head coach Sean Payton on the sideline during the fourth quarter of a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.The Saints defeated the Buccaneers 42-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

After two-straight wins, the New Orleans Saints are sitting at 3-4, and with a prime opportunity to start fresh at an even .500 Sunday, they’ll need to take care of business against the New York Giants.

Wins don’t come easy in the NFL, but with momentum in their favor and the luxury of a roaring home crowd in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, there will be absolutely no excuse to not come out on top over Coach Tom Coughlin and his G-Men.  Poor play in a favorable matchup is unacceptable.

The Saints’ young defense is coming together thanks to takeaways, a now-threatening pass rush, and some key players returning from injury.  As for the offense, they’re finding their “mojo”.  Pass protection, a ground attack, and some new faces in the receiving department will all play a key role in Sunday’s dance with New York.

New Orleans must come out firing on all cylinders on both sides of the ball in order to secure a victory.  Again, with the energy in their favor and a beneficial environment under their own roof, winning shouldn’t be a problem.  However, the Saints will need to make certain things happen, similar to what they’ve done in the past two weeks.  Without further delay, I present this “how to” in Beating the Giants 101:

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