Big Blue Gets An Old-Fashioned Bayou Beatin'
They call it the Big Easy, but this was ridiculous.
He tossed four touchdowns to four different receivers while racking up 369 yards passing in a 48-27 cakewalk over the league's top defense.
Head coach Sean Payton used a jambalaya of plays to keep the Giants defense off-balance. His unheralded offensive line only allowed Giants defenders to touch Brees three times the whole afternoon, none of them sacks.
Brees fired darts in, around and over the Giants' overrated, undermanned defense with the precision one has when shooting fish in a barrel. The Saints possessed the ball six times in the first half, scoring five touchdowns. The lone Giants' stop was a goal line stand.
This victory leaves one no choice but to crown the Saints kings of the NFC. What about the Vikings, you ask? They're number two for now, along with everyone else.
Playing the Saints in New Orleans is going to be a challenge for all comers this year. The Saints have proved they can score on anyone almost at will. Their improved defense, now under the tutelage of Gregg Williams, is not asked to do much but to make a few stops.
They do more than that, which makes them a scary team now. The Saints defense has better takeaway ability these days, creating more opportunities for the seemingly unstoppable Brees.
The Giants have to wonder where they stand in all of this. They were shredded by the Saints, the refs and themselves. If they are to beat New Orleans in January, they better come more prepared, make sure they execute those deep passes (Eli missed on a few big plays yesterday) and get some help from the zebras.