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Saints-Giants Capsule

September 27, 2018

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2-1) at N.Y. GIANTS (1-2)

Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE - Saints by 2 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Saints 1-2, New York 1-2

SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 16-13

LAST MEETING - Giants beat Saints 16-13, Sept. 18, 2016

LAST WEEK - Saints beat Falcons 43-37, OT; Giants beats Texans 27-22

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 5, Giants No. 25.

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (4), RUSH (28), PASS (3).

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (30), RUSH (6), PASS (30).

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (24), RUSH (25), PASS (17).

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (15), RUSH (T18), PASS (13).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES -- Giants have won two of last three meetings. ... Saints QB Drew Brees is NFL’s all-time leader in career completions (6,326). In seven games against Giants he has 2,177 yards passing, 20 TDs, four interceptions. ... Alvin Kamara tied league record for running backs with 15 catches last weekend. ... WR Michael Thomas leads league with 38 catches and 398 yards receiving. His catch total is NFL all-time best in team’s first three games. ... WR Ted Ginn Jr., looking for TD in third straight against New York. ...DE Cameron Jordan tied for league lead with four sacks. Since 2015, Jordan ranks fourth with 34 1/2 sacks. ... LB Demario Davis aiming for fifth straight game with eight-plus tackles. ... Giants QB Eli Manning was 25 of 29 for 297 yards and two TDs last weekend. In last four against Saints, has 1,383 yards passing, 12 TDs and three interceptions. ... RB Saquon Barkley ranks seventh in NFL with 376 yards from scrimmage; tops among rookies. ... WR Odell Beckham Jr. tied with Hall of Famer Lance Alworth with 21 100-yard games receiving in first 50 career games. ... WR Sterling Shepard had six catches for 80 yards and TD against Texans. ... Rookies Lorenzo Carter and B.J. Hill had first sacks last week. ... LB Alec Ogletree had interception Sunday. Fantasy tip: Too easy to say Thomas has big game against Giants’ banged-up secondary. New Orleans plays single-high safety. that’s what Jacksonville did in opener and Beckham had 11 catches. He could score this week.

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