Saints Vs. Giants – The New Orleans Saints will pay the New York Giants on Monday Night Football.
Kevin Boothe went to Cornell, so he has answers to many questions. The Giants offensive lineman does not understand why everyone is already adding another loss to the season and awaiting the worst to befall his team.
“If everything’s chalked up already, what are we doing here?” Boothe asked.
Yes indeed, the Giants made the trip here and tonight will try to keep pace with the scoring machine known as the Saints. Riding a two-game losing streak to drop a half game behind the first-place Cowboys in the NFC East, the Giants have given themselves little room for error. Confronting the Saints (7-3) inside the Superdome on Monday Night Football followed by a return home to face the undefeated Packers represents about as rough a stretch as the NFL has to offer.
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“My feeling is you got to beat playoff-contending teams to get in the playoffs,” defensive end Dave Tollefson said. “You’re not just gonna back-door it by beating teams that you should beat. It’s a great position to be in, we got to beat the good teams.”
There aren’t any much better than the Saints, who are 4-0 at home this season and flying high with Drew Brees throwing darts. The Giants, coming off a bit like a bunch of wimps in last week’s 17-10 loss to the Eagles, were disgusted with the way they were pushed around and come in with yet another injury, as left tackle Will Beatty is out following eye surgery, forcing David Diehl to return to the left tackle spot he manned for four years and Boothe to fill Diehl’s place at left guard.
“The games aren’t going to get canceled, we’re not going to get wins given to us because whoever isn’t playing,” Boothe said. “The Saints I’m sure aren’t feeling sorry for us right now.'”