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NFL Capsule: Saints at Giants

By The Associated Press
    2012-12-06 12:48

NEW ORLEANS (5-7) At NEW YORK GIANTS (7-5)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m., FOX

OPENING LINE - Giants by 6

RECORD VS. SPREAD - New Orleans 6-6; New York 5-5-2

SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 14-12

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 17; Giants No. 8

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Giants 49-24, Nov. 28, 2011

LAST WEEK - Saints lost to Falcons 23-13; Giants lost to Redskins 17-16

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (6), RUSH (27), PASS (3)

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (32), RUSH (32), PASS (30)

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (10), RUSH (15), PASS (9)

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (22), RUSH (21), PASS (22)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Playoff implications for both teams. Saints in almost-must-win situation to keep hopes alive for fourth straight postseason berth; Giants clinging to one-game lead over Washington and Dallas in NFC East. ... Saints have three-game winning streak against Giants, including blowouts in 2009 and last season. ...Quarterback Drew Brees 4-0 vs. New York with 11 touchdowns, no interceptions and 122.1 rating. He has eight touchdowns and 143.8 rating in last two. He has league-high 31 touchdowns passes and 16 interceptions, including five picks in loss to Falcons last week. ....Jimmy Graham and Lance Moore each caught two touchdowns in last game with New York. ...Graham leads NFC tight ends with 27 TDs since 2010. ...Darren Sproles leads NFL RBs with 137 catches since last season. ...Receiver Marques Colston has 15 catches for 281 yards and two touchdowns in past three meetings with Giants. ...Defensive end Cameron Jordan leads Saints with career-high seven sacks. Former Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo runs New Orleans defense, which ranks last in league. ... Quarterback Eli Manning threw for 406 yards and two touchdowns last season against Saints. In last eight home games, including playoffs, he has completed 176 of 279 for 2,316 yards, 17 TDs and seven interceptions. ...Ahmad Bradshaw has run for touchdown in three of last four home games. ...Wide receiver Victor Cruz had nine catches for 157 yards and two touchdowns against Saints last season. ...Fellow receiver Hakeem Nicks averaging 100.5 yards against Saints. ...Tight end Martellus Bennett had career-high 82 yards on five catches last week. ...Defensive end Justin Tuck has three sacks in last three home games. ...Giants are plus-14 in takeaways, tied for first in NFC. ... Kicker Lawrence Tynes leads league with 127 points.

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