Grading the New Orleans Saints vs. the New York Giants (1 Viewer)

By Jeff Duncan | | The Times-Picayune


This was not a hallmark Drew Brees performance. He completed just 57 percent of his 32 pass attempts for 217 yards and failed to throw a TD pass for the first time this season. But Brees took what the Giants gave him and avoided mistakes. Sunday was his fourth consecutive game without an interception. Brees' biggest play was avoiding an unblocked Davlin Tomlinson in the end zone and finding Josh Hill for a 22-yard gain late in the game with Saints operating out of their own end zone. Big-time play at a big moment. Classic Brees. And we can't leave out the contributions from reserve quarterback Taysom Hill, who contributed 28 rushing yards and a key 10-yard pass on a fake punt to extend the Saints' second drive.

Grade: B-plus

Running backs

The Giants, like most teams, had no answer for Alvin Kamara, who accounted for 181 yards from scrimmage with a career-high 134 yards rushing and a team-high 47 receiving yards. The blocking up front was good but Kamara consistently made the first Giants defender miss to pick up extra yards after initial contact. The second-year back is off to a great start to his sophomore campaign.

Grade: A ...

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