4:25 PM ET, December 9, 2012
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
David Wilson scores 3 TDs as Giants beat Saints, remain atop NFC East
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With one dominant drubbing of the Saints on Sunday, the Giants sent a message to the rest of the NFC East, writes Ian O'Connor. Story
The New York Giants did a great job tuning out distractions to focus on the task at hand, and that task is winning, writes Dan Graziano. Blog
Running back David Wilson finally had his breakout game and the Giants hope he can provide a spark down the stretch, writes Ohm Youngmisuk. Story
Not Bad For A Rookie
Giants running back David Wilson finished with 327 all-purpose yards in Sunday's win against the Saints, the third-highest total in league history for a rookie since the NFL-AFL merger.
Most Rookie All-Purpose Yards In Single Game Since 1970
|2007||Adrian Peterson, MIN||361|
|2010||Jacoby Ford, OAK||329|
|2012||David Wilson, NYG||327|
Hixon had the old Giants single-season record for all-purposes yards at 303 in 2009. ... Wilson also set a single-season record for kickoff return yards with 1,301 yards. ... Brown has broken the Giants single-season record for interception return yards with 259 on seven interceptions. The old mark of 251 was set by Dick Lynch and Emlen Tunnell. ... Patrick Robinson had the Saints' other interception of Manning. Joseph Morgan has two catches for 106 yards for New Orleans.
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 09: Eli Manning #10 fakes a handoff to Ahmad Bradshaw #44 of the New York Giants...(Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.2||6.4|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-4||4-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||1|
|TD||09:38||Elbert Mack 73 Yd Interception Return (Garrett Hartley Kick)||7||0|
|TD||09:25||David Wilson 97 Yd Kickoff Return (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||7||7|
|TD||04:19||Martellus Bennett 6 Yd Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||7||14|
|FG||09:46||Garrett Hartley 32 Yd||10||14|
|FG||01:57||Garrett Hartley 25 Yd||13||14|
|TD||00:20||Domenik Hixon 5 Yd Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||13||21|
|TD||13:04||David Wilson 6 Yd Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||13||28|
|TD||08:13||Hakeem Nicks 25 Yd Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||13||35|
|TD||07:21||Darren Sproles 13 Yd Run (Garrett Hartley Kick)||20||35|
|TD||01:51||Darren Sproles 9 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick)||27||35|
|TD||14:20||Victor Cruz 10 Yd Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||27||42|
|FG||10:19||Lawrence Tynes 39 Yd||27||45|
|TD||05:10||David Wilson 52 Yd Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick)||27||52|
Drew Brees completed 8-of-13 passes for 228 yards deeper than 10 yards downfield with two interceptions Sunday. In his last three games, Brees has no touchdowns and six interceptions on 43 attempts more than 10 yards downfield. In his first 10 games, Brees had 13 touchdowns and six interceptions on 130 attempts of such distances.
David Wilson had the best game of his career, rushing for 100 yards on only 13 carries. Wilson averaged 7.7 yards per rush, the highest by a Giants rusher with at least 10 carries since Week 14 of 2010. He averaged 2.8 yards after contact per rush, the second-highest by a Giants rusher this season.
Bolstered by the kick return game, the Giants had their average drive start at the Saints 49-yard line on Sunday and seven of their 14 offensive drives began in New Orleans territory (excludes kickoff return TD). It was the best average starting position by any team in a game in 2012 and tied for the 2nd-best over the last 10 seasons. Every team in the last decade to have its average starting field position in opponents' territory won the game.[+]
Best Average Starting Field Position in Opponent Territory in a Single Game - Last 10 Seasons
From Elias: David Wilson is the first player in NFL history with at least 200 kickoff return yards and 100 rush yards in a single game.
From Elias: FROM ELIAS: With 121 rec yards tonight, undrafted free agent Victor Cruz of the Giants surpassed 1,000 receiving yards for the 2nd consecutive season. The previous 3 undrafted free agents to post consecutive consecutive 1000-yard receiving seasons are Wes Welker (2007-09, 11-12), Miles Austin (2009-10), and Rod Smith (1997-2002, 04-05)
The Giants finish with 287 kickoff return yards, the most in a single game in team history.
David Wilson finishes with 327 all-purpose yards, the most in a single game in Giants history.
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