The New Orleans Saints will complete a two-game road trip to division leaders when they head to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. for the first time in franchise history to face the New York Giants on Sunday, December 9 at 3:25 p.m. CT.
The game will be regionally televised on FOX (WVUE-FOX 8 locally). New Orleans will be looking to improve their 2012 record to 6-7 as they fight to stay alive in a race among several teams for the final NFC Wild Card playoff spot, as they face two of those other teams (Tampa Bay and Dallas) after the Giants tilt. Since 2009, the Saints have posted a 20-10 record at visiting stadiums, ranked first in the NFL during this period. The Saints come into the contest off a 23-13 loss to the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on Thursday, Nov. 29.
After initially falling behind 17-0, New Orleans inched back to within seven points midway through the third quarter on a 21-yard field goal by K
However Atlanta S William Moore picked off a pass by QB
There were several bright spots for New Orleans in the contest despite the loss. The Falcons offense converted only 1-of-11 third downs, failing to convert until the third quarter. At one point during the second and third quarters, New Orleans forced five consecutive three-and-outs. In his first return to the Georgia Dome since signing with New Orleans in the offseason, LB
The Giants (7-5) are coming off of a 17-16 loss at the Washington Redskins on Monday night that further tightens the NFC East race, as well as position for a playoff spot in the conference.