New York Giants' win powered by rookie

LARRY FINE
Last updated 15:28 10/12/2012

Relevant offers

Other Sports

Vertigo, whip lash and retinas detaching all on the menu for bungy world record breaker Hamilton student gears up for powerchair football tournament The Pioneer postponed | Ironman Oceania explores mountain bike race formats Women run men's race in '261 protest' over gender inequality in Wellington cross-country competition America's Cup: Ben Ainslie and Jimmy Spithill - the comeback victory and the hurried split Canterbury's Angie Petty confirmed for athletics world champs after 800m qualifier Sugar Ray Leonard predicts mismatch in Mayweather v McGregor bout Strong winds threaten start to America's Cup in Bermuda America's Cup Hall of Famer Murray Jones: Oracle 'form boat' but it's wide open Gemma McCaw arrives in Los Angeles to play in California Cup hockey tournament

The Super Bowl champion New York Giants, powered by dynamic rookie David Wilson, preserved their one-game lead in the tight NFC East race by routing the visiting New Orleans Saints 52-27 today.

Bolstered by a huge game by Wilson, who amassed 227 yards on four kickoff returns including a 97-yard touchdown dash, and rushed six yards for another score, the Giants improved to 8-5 while dropping the sloppy Saints to 5-8.

The victory allowed the Giants to maintain their one-game lead in the division, as the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins also posted wins to improve to 7-6.

It was a record-setting day for the Giants, who set a franchise record for kickoff return yardage and surpassed 50 points in a game for the first time in 26 seasons.

First-round draft pick Wilson scored New York’s first touchdown of the game with his electrifying kickoff return up the middle and to the sideline, and contributed two other returns of more than 50 yards in the first half.

New York quarterback Eli Manning did his share after throwing a first-quarter interception that was run back 73 yards for a touchdown by defensive back Elbert Mack that put New Orleans ahead 7-0 for their only lead of the game.

Manning completed 22-of-35 passes for 259 yards and four touchdowns along with two interceptions.

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees, who threw five interceptions in last week’s loss to Atlanta, was 26-of-43 for 354 yards and two interceptions.

The Saints also fumbled the ball away twice and committed a rash of penalties that set back their attack.

Next week the Giants travel to Atlanta to play the NFC South champion Falcons (11-2).

Ad Feedback

- Reuters

Special offers
Opinion poll

Will Shane Cameron beat Kali Meehan on Saturday?

For sure. Cameron will knock him out.

It will be close but I think Cameron on points.

Meehan will knock him out. This is his last fight.

I'm tipping Meehan to win on points.

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content