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New York Giants Rout New Orleans Saints 52-27 in Breakout Game for David Wilson

December 9th, 2012 at 8:32 PM
By Casey Sherman

After watching the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys each make fourth quarter comebacks to win their games, the New York Giants knew this was a must win. Big blue found themselves down by a touchdown early after a Manning pass was picked off for a touchdown. But David Wilson, the star of the game, answered right back with a kick return for a touchdown of his own. That's not all Wilson was able to accomplish. He would finish with 100 yards rushing and three total touchdowns. The Giants also won the turnover battle recovering two fumbles. Mr. Johnny on the Spot, Stevie Brown, was able to intercept Drew Brees twice. The Giants offense was able to capitalize on the turnovers, converting them into points.

'IMG_0870' photo (c) 2012, Matt J Carbone - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

This victory was crucial, with the Redskins and Cowboys threatening. Every game from here on out is a must win, especially with a weak Giants division record, which is worse than both the Cowboys' and Redskins', in the case of a tie. The next game comes against the NFC's top team, the Atlanta falcons, and after that it doesn't get any easier. But for now Giants fans can celebrate today's dominating victory against a dangerous Saints team. So let's take a look at today's good, bad, and mixed performances of today's Giants win.

The Good

Turnover Battle – The defense was fortunate to force two fumbles in the first quarter that gave them excellent field position. Stevie Brown also contributed with two interceptions. The turnovers gave the Giants great field position and the offense capitalized, converting those turnovers into points.

David Wilson – Just a monster game as both the kick returner, and running back, and a huge reason for the Giants' success today. Finally the Giants trusted him with more carries, and Wilson took advantage. After being so close on so many kick returns, the rookie finally got one in the first quarter. It came directly after Manning's pass was intercepted and returned for a touchdown early in the game, which visibly helped the team's morale. He would finish the day with 327 (a team record) all purpose yards (100 rushing), and three touchdowns. His role with the offense appears to be growing, and it couldn't come at a better time. His speed and his ability to hit the hole hard adds another element to the offense and makes the Giants more dangerous. Most importantly for Wilson, he was able to hang onto the ball.

Martellus Bennett – The Black Unicorn acted as a safety blanket for Manning all game. He was just too big physically for the Saint's defenders to match up with. He would finish the game with 32 yards and a touchdown reception.

Stevie Brown – The man is just in the right place at the right time. He gets the start in Kenny Phillips' absence, and like he's done all season, he always finds himself near the ball. He was able to read Brees' eyes, helping him pick off two of his passes.

Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks – The two receivers made big plays for the offense when it needed them. Combined they caught twelve balls for 188 yards and two touchdowns.

The Bad

Ramses Barden – What in the world was he thinking on what would have been a twenty-five yard completion for David Wilson? He was blocking his man as if it were a running play, drawing an offensive pass interference call, erasing a nice gain, which led to a punt for the offense. He was a non-factor during the game

Lawrence Tynes – After missing a field goal last week that ended up being the difference in the final score, Tynes misses another chip shot in the second quarter after a strong drive for the offense.

Rush Defense – The Giants D allowed over 100 yards in the first half. It didn't matter which of the Saints' myriad of running backs got the carry, they found consistent yardage through the gut of the Giants' defense for the entirety of the game.

The Mixed

Eli Manning – Eli had an up and down day. He got off to a more than shaky start early in the first quarter, throwing what should have been in interception to Jabari Greer, then later threw a pass behind Jerrel Jernigan that was intercepted and returned for six. Manning appeared to be looking for the home run play even late in the game with the lead that resulted in another interception and several close calls. He would finish with 259 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions.

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48 Responses to “New York Giants Rout New Orleans Saints 52-27 in Breakout Game for David Wilson”

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  1.  Dirt says:

    David Wilson recorded the 17th best day in NFL history. The Giants scored the most points in 26 years.

    Conincidence?

    http://m.pfref.com/m?p=XXleadersXXall_purpose_yds_single_game.htm

    —–

    Bradshaw: 3.0 YPC
    Wilson: 7.7 YPC

    Just as I predicted, once the kid got a significant number of touches, the rush blocking wouldn’t look so bad.

  2.  kujo says:

    jfunk says:
    December 9, 2012 at 8:32 PM
    I don’t want to hear any sht about the coaches misusing the rookies. The fact that our rookies perform well when they are used does NOT indicate that the coaches were wrong about using them, it indicates they were correct in the way they brought them along.

    DEAD ON by jfunk! Kudos to you, sir.

    On the opposite end of that spectrum, could I have been more wrong about how this game would go? I suppose if I suggested that Drew Brees would have his way with Eli’s wife at midfield at halftime.

    •  Dirt says:

      Let’s not get ahead of ourselves. The goal is to qualify for the tournament. If they don’t and found themselves holding out a threat, they’ll kick themselves. If they make it, it’s brilliant, as he’ll be fresh and rolling.

      I also contend that it’s Kool-Aid time!

    •  jfunk says:

      Thank you for quoting that so I didn’t have to. I understand that my statement is WAY up for debate, but I’ve felt that way for a long time with the criticism. People have been using the fact that our rookies perform well when inserted as evidence that they should have been inserted earlier.

      However, I feel that the fact that our rookies have been successful when inserted should be viewed an an indication that the we do it the right way instead.

  3.  demo3356 says:

    Yeah, Pretty much called this earlier today.. Called Stevie Brown AND David Wilson.. Sometimes even I get tired of being right all the time….

  4.  demo3356 says:

    Where is Tman 540 and all his menstruation? Guy makes Kujo look like a Menza of Football..

    •  kujo says:

      Dude said Tynes is the worst kicker in the NFL and that the Giants underachieve “every year” under Coughlin.

      All I could think was “ye, tman cometh to loosen the shackles that bind me to the title ‘Dumbest Person on G101′”

  5.  kujo says:

    Kate Mara was pretty impressed by David Wilson’s performance, tweeting about how he was “faster than rain.” She then continued to not accept my requests for a picture of her and Rooney in full frontal formation.

  6.  Nosh.0 says:

    Great, great win. The kind of game we’ve been waiting to see all season from this team. So many people to give credit, but I’m gonna single out one person in particular, yours truly, Nosh.0.

    It’s a well known fact that Eli and Tom often check this blog specifically to read my posts. And the motivational pep talk I’ve been giving since friday really sunk in. Demand greatness. It’s clear that my words lit a fire under coach and QB alike. Which then trickled down to the entire team, leading to a royal @$.s kicking of a team that previously owned us.

    The team turned a huge corner today, and it all started with my powerful message. Theres no turning back now, no more need for debate. Dallas and Washington are officially irrelevant. This team is winning out. 11-5. Division title. First round bye. And a Lombardi trophy to put a stamp on it. Last year was “All In”. This year it’s “Demand Greatness”. 2012 Giants, this ones about legacy.

    P.S. Tom, no need to send me todays game ball, I’m really not much of a collector. Instead I’ll humbly accept a playoff share. Direct deposit of course. I’ll send your people my routing number.

    Mamba out

    •  jfunk says:

      lol. +1.

      Well done sir. You are the MVP, as is my Giants Christmas Tree that just got lit.

      Let’s enjoy this one before we devolve into predicting all the ways we’ll lose next week.

  7.  demo3356 says:

    I’m predicting a much quieter week on G101 this week after a great win.. The AG’s wont be posting 47 times a day this week after a huge win. They only revel in losses and Giants drama

  8.  demo3356 says:

    demo3356 says:
    December 9, 2012 at 11:35 AM
    26-21 Giants. Giants run for nearly 200, keeping Brees cold on the Sideline. Stevie Brown steps up again in KP’s absence with another pic and David Wilson finally makes an impact on Offense

    •  TuckThis says:

      Nice job, demo! Now can you tell us if the Mayans are right about the doomsday scenario making all of this irrelevant! lol

  9.  jfunk says:

    I didn’t read the game thread, but I want to put it out there that I felt NO confidence until late in that game. Things seemed to be going well for us early (as in breaks just seemed to be going our way), but I didn’t fee like we were getting the job done.

    That being said, there is no Kool Aid needed here. There is no magic necessary. We just need to play Giants’ football (which is NOT 1980′s Giants’ football) the rest if the way.

    There is no faith and hope here…just getting the job done. We need everybody to follow Black Unicorn. This kid is a GIANT…PERIOD. He goes about it his own way, but he does it RIGHT.

    Where is norm? I will happily pretend our bet never happened if he will just show up and tell us he’s OK. We need wins and norm wins far more than we need Unicorn to make another catch all season.

  10.  LUZZ says:

    The only thing better than this win is now watching Nosh claim he never lost faith and saw this coming the whole way. Great end to the day.

    Now if only Jimmy Sunshine would jump would in tell us all how he saw this **** kicking coming as well, the night will be perfect.

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