East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - Eli Manning threw for a season-high
four touchdowns as the New York Giants maintained their grasp on first place
in the NFC East with a 52-27 pasting of the New Orleans Saints at MetLife
David Wilson rushed for a career-best 100 yards on 13 carries and scored three
touchdowns -- one on a 97-yard kickoff return -- to help New York (8-5)
achieve its highest single-game point total since a 55-24 victory over Green
Bay on Dec. 20 of its 1986 championship season.
The win also kept the Giants in front of both Dallas and Washington for the
top spot in the NFC East, with a 1-3 stretch that preceded Sunday's matchup
enabling the Cowboys and Redskins to close the gap.
Manning finished with 259 yards on 22-of-35 passing and was intercepted twice,
while Victor Cruz compiled 121 yards and a touchdown on eight catches to lead
New York's receiving corps.
Drew Brees amassed 354 yards and a touchdown while completing 26-of-43
attempts for New Orleans (5-8), but was intercepted twice as the Saints
suffered their third straight loss and saw their fading playoff hopes take
another devastating hit.
Darren Sproles recorded both a rushing and receiving touchdown for New
Orleans, with Joseph Morgan accumulating 106 yards on only two catches.
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