September 15, 2016

NEW ORLEANS (0-1) at NEW YORK GIANTS (1-0)

Sunday 1 p.m. EDT, Fox

OPENING LINE - Giants by 4 1/2

SERIES RECORD - Giants lead 15-13

LAST MEETING - Saints beat Giants 52-49, Nov. 1, 2015

LAST WEEK - Saints lost to Raiders 35-34; Giants beat Cowboys 20-19

AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints (tie) No. 22, Giants No. 14

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (19), PASS (1)

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (31), RUSH (32), PASS (T18)

GIANTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (T22), RUSH (12), PASS (22)

GIANTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (18), PASS (14)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Saints won four of last five meetings under coach Sean Payton. ... Saints have league's best offense and next-to-last defense. ... QB Drew Brees threw for NFL record-tying seven touchdowns and 511 yards in last year's game. Had 423 yards passing and four TDs last week, his 14th career 400-yard game, tying Peyton Manning for most in NFL history. ... WR Brandin Cooks had career-high 143 yards receiving and two TDs, including 98-yarder. ... WR Willie Snead had nine catches for 172 yards and one touchdown. ... Linebacker Craig Robertson had 11 tackles last week. ... Safety Jairus Byrd had forced fumble and recovery against Giants last year. ... QB Eli Manning had six touchdowns passes against Saints last year. He had three against Cowboys last week. ... RB Rashad Jennings ran for 75 yards in opener. ... WR Odell Beckham Jr. had eight catches for 120 yards and three TDs last year against Saints. ... WR Victor Cruz caught winning TD vs. Dallas in first game since October 2014. ... LB Jonathan Casillas had team-high 10 tackles in opener. ...S Landon Collins has at least six tackles in 13 of past 16 games. ... CB Janoris Jenkins matched up with Dez Bryant some of time last week and limited him to one catch for 8 yards. ... K Josh Brown returns after serving one game NFL suspension for violation of personal conduct policy. ... Giants coach Ben McAdoo making home debut. ... Fantasy Tip: Brees and Manning combined for 101 points, 840 yards passing and NFL-record 13 touchdown passes in last year's game.

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