Giants 14, Saints 7 End of 1st Qtr

The Giants lead the Saints, 14-7, after one quarter at MetLife.

Scoring Summary:

9:38: SAINTS: Elbert Mack 73 yard INT return (Hartley kick)….Saints 7, Giants 0

9:25: GIANTS: David Wilson 97 yard kickoff return (Tynes kick)….Giants 7, Saints 7

4:19: GIANTS: Martellus Bennett 6 yard pass from Manning (Tynes kick)….Giants 14, Saints 7  Drive: 4 plays, 35 yards in 2:24

New Orleans fumbled twice and the Giants recovered both times. Antrel Rolle recovered one and forced the second. They did not capitalize on first turnover (Eli threw an INT), but cashed in on the second when Eli found TE Martellus Bennett in the middle of the end zone for a six yard TD.

David Wilson opened the game with a 55 yard kickoff return that the Giants squandered. C David Baas was called for a false start which was followed by a feeble three-and-out.

DB Corey Webster had a nice pass defended on Saints WR Devery Henderson down the right sideline that looked to be going for a sure TD.

Wilson had a nice reception negated by an offensive pass interference penalty on WR Ramses Barden.

Ahmad Bradshaw left the field to have his left knee examined. His return is questionable. His absence leaves the Giants with only two healthy RBs: Wilson and Kregg Lumpkin. Ryan Torian is not active today.

Saints’ RB Darren Sproles was injured on a punt return near the end of the quarter. He walked off the field, but he was clearly shaken up.

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