NFL Game Recap: New Orleans Saints vs New York Giants

18 December, 2023

In a commanding display of football, the New Orleans Saints demonstrated their prowess on both sides of the ball against the New York Giants. Quarterback Derek Carr delivered a clutch performance, throwing keen passes for touchdowns in a decisive victory that left the Giants struggling.

Game Details

Date and Time: December 17, 2023, 1:00 PM EST

Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans

Final Score

New Orleans Saints: 24

New York Giants: 6

Quarterly Breakdown

New Orleans Saints

Quarter 1: 7

Quarter 2: 0

Quarter 3: 10

Quarter 4: 7

Total: 24

New York Giants

Quarter 1: 3

Quarter 2: 3

Quarter 3: 0

Quarter 4: 0

Total: 6

Game Highlights

Details of touchdowns, field goals, and other significant plays, such as:

  1. 0:29′ of First Quarter: Keith Kirkwood 7 Yd pass from Derek Carr (Blake Grupe Kick) – New Orleans Saints
  2. 8:39′ of Third Quarter: Juwan Johnson 23 Yd pass from Derek Carr (Blake Grupe Kick) – New Orleans Saints
  3. 10:47′ of Fourth Quarter: Jimmy Graham 1 Yd pass from Derek Carr (Blake Grupe Kick) – New Orleans Saints
  4. 10:00′ of First Quarter: Randy Bullock 56 Yd Field Goal – New York Giants
  5. 0:00′ of Second Quarter: Jamie Gillan 40 Yd Field Goal – New York Giants
  6. 4:17′ of Third Quarter: Blake Grupe 50 Yd Field Goal – New Orleans Saints

Team Performance

New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints pulled off a convincing victory with 20 first downs. The offense, led by Derek Carr, showcased their strength with 209 passing yards and 87 rushing yards. Saints possessed the ball for a dominant 33:27 minutes and were flawless in retaining ball possession (no turnovers). The defense also held up, securing 7 sacks while keeping the Giants to just 6 points.

New York Giants

The New York Giants struggled throughout the game with just 12 first downs and a total of 193 yards. The Giants’ passing game was notably weak with a meager 133 yards, with the rushing game not faring much better at 60 yards. Despite having the ball for 26:33 minutes, the Giants couldn’t capitalize on their drives, resulting in a disappointing score.

Injury Report

The Saints had several players sidelined including Payton Turner and Kendre Miller. For the Giants, key players like Darren Waller and Justin Pugh were marked Questionable. The impact of these injuries may be felt in upcoming games.

Division Standings

The victory leaves the Saints at 3rd position in the NFC South Division, tying with the Buccaneers and Falcons on wins but leading in points difference. The Giants, however, slipped to 3rd in the NFC East division, trailing the Cowboys and the Eagles.

Upcoming Games

The Saints will look to continue their momentum in Week 16, whereas the Giants will be aiming to bounce back from this setback. The return of injured players can be game-changing for both teams.


The game ended in a clear victory for the New Orleans Saints, while the New York Giants will need to significantly improve their game. The result of this match will certainly have knock-on effects in the division standings and the teams’ progression into the playoffs.

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