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Sunday, 16 December, 2018

New Orleans could slay the Giants with powerful offensive display

Saints have already been involved in two high-scoring affairs

New Orleans QB Drew Brees continues to defy his 39 years
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Sky Sports Action, 9.25pm Sunday

New Orleans proved their worth last Sunday with a crucial 43-37 overtime win over Atlanta and their powerful offence can keep rolling against the Giants.

After being shocked by Tampa Bay in the opening week and scraping past the Browns at home, the Saints clicked into gear in their key NFC South clash last week.

Quarterback Drew Brees continues to defy father time in that matchup as he threw for 396 yards and three touchdowns. The highlight however came with 75 seconds left, when the 39-year-old performed a spin move past two Atlanta defensive players to run the ball in and level up the game.

He can be expected to continue to make use of elite wide receiver Michael Thomas, who has 38 receptions already, while running back Alvin Kamara boasts 430 total yards.

No team have scored more than 22 points against the Giants this season, but they are yet to face a side as well-rounded or dangerous as the Saints.

The Jaguars and Cowboys rely mostly on their running game, while the winless Texans have struggled generally and having lost their last nine games.

The Saints will be the first big test of the season for the New York defence, who could have their work cut out.

Recommendation
New Orleans to score over 27.5 points
2pts 10-11 bet365, Sky Bet

The lowdown
Venue 
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey
Surface 
Artificial 
Weather 
Sunny, 22C 
Vegas handicap 
NY Giants +3.5
Vegas points line 
51.5

Team news
New Orleans
Cornerback Patrick Robinson (broken ankle) is out. Linebacker Manti Te’o (knee) will also miss the game and defensive end Marcus Davenport (hip) is questionable.

New York Giants
Tight end Evan Engram (knee), cornerback Eli Apple (groin),  linebacker Olivier Vernon (ankle), running back Jonathan Stewart (foot) and wide receiver Cody Latimer (knee) have all been ruled out.

Key stat
New Orleans have scored 48 points or more in three of their last five games against the Giants.


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New Orleans have scored 48 points or more in three of their last five games against the Giants
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