Home NFL The highest 10 video games in Saints historical past – #8

The highest 10 video games in Saints historical past – #8

The highest 10 video games in Saints historical past – #8


#8 – 2015 Week 8: New Orleans Saints – 52 vs. NY Giants – 49

The very best scoring sport in franchise historical past and considered one of solely 5 video games in NFL historical past with greater than 100 mixed factors featured an all-time quarterback duel between two future Corridor of Famers and their .500 groups. The New Orleans Saints have been in the course of the 7-9 period and the Giants have been getting additional and additional away from their Tremendous Bowl crew of 2011, however regardless of this, Drew Brees and Eli Manning produced one of the crucial thrilling video games in NFL historical past.

The Saints entered the sport 3-4, trailing the undefeated Panthers and the 6-1 Falcons (who the Saints had simply crushed two weeks prior and who would end the 12 months 8-8 and miss the playoffs) for the division lead. The Giants got here in at 4-3 and retaining tempo within the NFC East. Each groups would wind up having a high 10 offense that 12 months, and completed as the 2 worst defenses within the league. You possibly can see the place that is going.

NFL: NOV 01 Giants at Saints

Ben Watson’s profession day included 9 catches for 147 yards and a landing
Photograph by John Korduner/Icon Sportswire/Corbis/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Photographs

Consider it or not, there have been really punts on this sport, six of them in actual fact. What set it aside was the truth that each rating of the sport was a landing save for the Saints remaining drive. The Saints would go on three 80+ yard landing drives within the first half and go into the locker room with a seven level lead at 28-21. The 2 groups mixed for seven landing drives of 60+ yards together with 5 of 79+ yards in a single half of soccer.

The Giants would rapidly tie the sport at 28 as Eli would hit Odell Beckham Jr. for a 50-yard landing. The Saints would reply with their very own landing drive to seize the lead again, after which maintain the Giants to a fumble and a punt on their subsequent two drives, capitalizing by taking a 42-28 lead headed into the fourth quarter.

The Giants began the quarter on an 11-play 80-yard landing drive that solely took round three minutes, and would then tie the sport on a minute lengthy 65-yard landing drive over three performs. Not supreme. Brees would then throw his seventh landing of the sport, the one drawback was it was caught by Trumaine McBride, who was not on the identical crew. The choose six gave the Giants their first lead since they led 7-0, and marked 21 unanswered factors within the fourth quarter. Additionally not supreme.

This proved to be gentle work for Brees nonetheless, as he would march the crew proper down the sector on a 14-play 80-yard drive of over six minutes to tie the sport along with his precise seventh landing move of the day to CJ Spiller with 36 seconds left within the sport.

The Giants wouldn’t elect to take a knee and take the sport into extra time, as a substitute attempting to drive into subject purpose vary for a sport winner. This may backfire nonetheless, as they’d be pressured to punt the ball again to the Saints with 20 seconds left. The following return would show to be one of many craziest performs in current reminiscence. Rookie operating again Marcus Murphy would subject the ball on the Saints 29 yard line and return all of it the way in which to the Giants 47 earlier than the ball was knocked out. Happily for the Saints, the ball was knocked immediately into the arms of Willie Snead, who was then instantly tackled by punter Brad Wing with 5 seconds left. Wing nonetheless, had gotten ahold of Snead’s facemask through the sort out. The penalty was referred to as which moved the ball all the way in which as much as the Giants 32 yard line, organising Kai Forbath for the sport profitable 50-yard subject purpose.

This sport earns its spot on this checklist for the pure pleasure it dropped at an in any other case unremarkable season. This sport not solely noticed Brees tie the one sport landing file, but in addition noticed Marques Colston rating the ultimate landing of his profession and was additionally his remaining 100+ yard sport of his profession. The very best scoring sport in Saints historical past was simply the very best of their three 12 months stretch of mediocrity within the mid 2010s, and is a sport none of us will ever neglect.

Watch highlights of the sport right here.

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