New York Giants vs. New Orleans Saints: Live Score, Analysis and Highlights

Doug Rush@Doug_RushSenior Analyst IDecember 9, 2012

It's hard to believe it's already Week 14 of the NFL season.

With just 15 shopping days left until Christmas, teams are battling it out for playoff spots, division leads and home-field advantage.

Today's NFC showdown between the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints has playoff implications written all over it.

The 7-5 Giants hold a very slim one-game lead in the NFC East after they lost 17-16 to the Washington Redskins this past Monday night. With Washington and the Dallas Cowboys nipping at Big Blue's heals, the Giants can't afford to lose another game.

The 5-7 Saints are slowly falling out of the NFC playoff hunt after losing two straight; the last was a 23-13 defeat at the hands of the Atlanta Falcons. A loss to the Giants at MetLife Stadium might be the final dagger of any hope left in New Orleans.

Can New Orleans keep its season on life support, or will the Giants stay on top of the NFC East and take care of business at home?

Find out in this live blog. Check back for live coverage and up-to-the-minute score updates.

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