The showdown between New Orleans and New York is over and there is so many question answered that I can't help but publish an article. Overall the Saints played not just like one of the best teams but the best team. The one question everyone's asking is: Is New Orleans really that great , or is New York really that bad? This is a good question because the Black and Gold were there first test this year for the Giants and well they recieved an F, not even a D. Lets dive into some stats!
Drew Brees has been cold the past two games. The explosive quarterback didn't even break 200 yards in each game and of course had no TD passes. I thought that the Giants #1 pass defense was going to make this a fun game. You could even see headline: Drew Brees, can he finally heat up against the #1 Giants? Well I asked my dad twice to make sure that Oakland and New York didn't switch teams. Brees grabbed 4 TD's to 4 different recievers (Shockey, Moore, Colston, Meachem) and 369 pass yards. With no interceptions and completing 76% of his passes, Brees easily showed that he is back.
Drew Brees got his own paragraph, but let's look at the rest of the team. Bell, Thomas, Evans, and Bush helped Drew with 133 yards and two TD's from Bell and Evans. Pierre Thomas led the rush game with 72 yards and Colston led the recieving with 166 yards and a touchdown. How about the defense though! Greg Williams didn't cease to amaza and proved that his defense is really great. The Saints secondary held Manning to only 1 TD and 179 yards! They picked him off once and caused to him complete less than 50% of his passes. There was also a sack which resulted in a fumble from the distressed quarterback. Sharper didn't record an interception but he did have a pick that easily could have been cashed in for six, but Vilma gave Manning a late hit so the pick was brought back. Even the rush defense was stellar! The scary rush defense of New Orleans containing Smith, Grant, and Vilma, held the powerful Jacobs and Bradshaw for only 86 yards and 1 TD. The Saints recieved an A+ in every area of that game.
Wrapping it up, New Orleans has become the best team in the league. Maybe the Giants weren't that good but just had easy games, I am not sure. I do know 500 yards of total offense against a number one defense is good though. I know holding a top 10 QB to only 179 yards and 1 TD is good. I know 4 TD's and 369 yards from your quarterback is amazing. I know that holding two of the leagues top ten running back's to only 86 yards combined is amazing. I even know that when all 7 TD's scored are from 7 different players is scary and very dangerous. Saints are looking like the best team as they beat the Giants 48-27.