New York Giants: 3 Biggest Surprises from Week 4 Loss vs. Saints


No. 3: The Saints Failed to Score a Touchdown Until the Third Quarter but Won

The Giants defense seemingly had a nice game plan on defense, slowing down the Saints offense in the first half. The Saints held a 12-7 lead going into half, getting just four field goals.

This was very impressive, considering the fact the Saints were able to get in the red zone three times but getting just nine points out of it. As a Giants fan, there was a sense of hope going into half that the Giants could win the game.

That sense of hope was crushed in the third quarter, when the Saints made their halftime adjustments on offense.

At the 7:16 second mark in the third quarter, Saints running back Alvin Kamara ran it in from nine yards out. He was just getting started on a memorable performance in the second half.

Kamara had just seven carries for 32 yards in the first half of this game. He ended the game with 134 yards on 19 carries and three touchdowns. That means he had 12 carries for 102 yards and three scores in just the second half alone (look at me doing math). You’re not going to win many games giving that up to any player, let alone it being a player as dangerous as Kamara.

When an offense as powerful as the Saints scores just 12 points in a half, you have to seize that opportunity to make them pay for it.

The Giants offense was incapable of doing so.

With the Giants allowing that much success to Kamara and their offense unable to take advantage of the Saints early struggles, it was a recipe for disaster.

The Giants will try to bounce back in Week 5, facing the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers are coming out of their bye week, with an extra week of preparation, which doesn’t exactly bode well for the G-Men.




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