The end of the season is starting to look like how it started. This time with playoffs at a long shot and they only way to stay alive is with a win, they get dominated by the New York Giants. The Giants put up 52 points to the Saints 27, scoring with ease each and every quarter. The defense is a real concern in New Orleans, and there needs to be a major overhaul if they expect to get any better. Eli Manning threw for 4 touchdowns and it didn’t even matter that he threw two interceptions. Rookie RB David Wilson broke out for 100 yards and 2 scores and it took him only 13 carries to do it. Victor Cruz shredded the secondary for 8 catches and 121 yards. They were simply unstoppable.
Drew Brees played another poor game, once again throwing more balls to the other team than in the end zone. He had two picks in this game with only one TD. The running game fared well in limited action, but you can’t expect to run the ball much when your defense gives up 52 points. Brees needs to slow down the pace a bit so that the defense isn’t constantly on the field. All in all, the Saints had 4 turnovers. That is not going to lead to many wins.
Overall, the Saints season is essentially over. They fell to 5-8 on the season and their best record can now be .500. That would be expecting a lot from a team in the middle of a 3 game losing streak. Of course with how much turmoil has surrounded this team, it isn’t surprising that the Saints have struggled. A lot could change from now and next season, but a quiet offseason might be the best thing for New Orleans.