EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Rookie running back David Wilson scored three touchdowns and Eli Manning threw for another four as the New York Giants romped to a 52-27 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday evening.
The Saints took an early lead on Elbert Mack’s interception return for a touchdown, but the Giants answered straight back with Wilson’s 97-yard return for a touchdown on the ensuing kickoff. Wilson added two rushing TDs in the second half and amassed more than 300 all-purpose yards.
Manning was 22 of 35 for 259 yards and the four touchdowns as the Giants improved to 8-5 and maintained their one-game lead on both Washington and Dallas in the NFC East.
Tom McCarthy and Tony Boselli called the action on Westwood One Sports.
(Elbert Mack’s interception return TD gives the Saints a 7-0 lead)
(David Wilson returns the ensuing kickoff for a TD to tie the score at 7-7)
(Eli Manning hits Martellus Bennett and the Giants lead 14-7)
(Manning’s TD pass to Domenik Hixon makes it 21-13 New York)
(Wilson’s 6-yd TD run gives the Giants a 28-13 lead)
(Manning connects with Hakeem Nicks to make it 35-13)
(The Saints cut it to 35-20 on Darren Sproles’ TD run)
(Drew Brees hits Sproles and the Giants’ lead is cut to 35-27)
(Eli Manning’s 10-yd TD pass to Victor Cruz makes it 42-27)
(Stevie Brown’s 2nd interception of the day thwarts a Saints drive)
(David Wilson’s 3rd TD of the game makes it 52-27)
(Postgame recap from Tom McCarthy and Tony Boselli)
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