For the second week in a row, the Giants showed up with half a team, and they got smashed by the New Orleans Saints 49-24. The defensive secondary was picked apart by Drew Brees. Brees threw for four touchdowns and ran for one in this one-sided affair.
The offense, which missed several chances to put up points in the first half, tried to keep the Giants in the game when they scored on their first drive to open the second half. By then, it was too little too late and pretty much out of Eli Manning's hands.
The loss, their third straight, dropped the Giants to 6-5. Now out of first place in the division and out of the playoffs if the season ended tonight, the Giants will need to regroup against the undefeated, defending Super Bowl champion Green Bay Packers.
Here is what I learned from the game.