East Rutherford, N.J. - The New Orleans Saints were kept out of the end zone in the first half Sunday at MetLife Stadium but they still led the New York Giants 12-7 thanks to four Wil Lutz field goals.
Lutz made field goals of 42, 34, 37 and 26 yards. The four field goals ties Lutz's career high.
The Giants scored on their opening drive on a 2-yard Eli Manning pass to Sterling Shepard.
The Saints took the lead thanks to a forced fumble by P.J. Williams that Marshon Lattimore returned 37 yards to the Giants' 11. But the Saints couldn't get into the end zone and had to settle for Lutz's third field goal which made it 9-7 with 3:36 left in the half.
Taysom Hill was used more Sunday as he converted a fake punt attempt in the first quarter on a pass to Justin Hardee that kept a drive alive and ran the ball three times for 24 yards. He caught one pass for minus-four yards and also had a touchdown pass but is slipped off Alvin Kamara's hands.
The Saints averted catastrophe in the second quarter as recently signed returned Brandon Tate fumbled a punt but was able to track down the loose ball and maintain possession for New Orleans. Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. left in the second quarter to get an IV after being contained by the Saints defense in the half.
The Saints are trying to extend their winning streak to three games while the Giants are trying for consecutive wins.
Saints key stats
Drew Brees, 9 of 18 for 102 yards
Alvin Kamara, seven carries for 32 yards
Josh Hill, two catches for 42 yards.