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- Jul 25, 2008
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Of course, the Saints did recognize the enormity of their accomplishment. The Giants entered the game with a bit more credibility, based on their 5-0 start and the fact they had recently hoisted the Vince Lombardi Trophy. The Saints had gained some respect, initially because Brees had thrown nine touchdown passes in helping them pile up points in the first two games, but later because of the opportunistic play of their defense and their solid running game.
Still, for the sake of lingering skeptics around the league, they needed to knock off a heavyweight, which is exactly what they did Sunday.