Giants & Saints Abandon Defense In 52-49 Game: Watch All 14 Touchdowns
November 1 / Tanya Ray Fox / SportsGrid
The New York Giants and New Orleans Saints took one-dimensional NFL football to an entirely new level on Sunday afternoon, scoring 101 total points to secure the third most combined points in a game in NFL history and combining for 1,030 total yards of offense.
Thirteen combined touchdown passes from Eli Manning and Drew Brees set an NFL record and Drew Brees became the sixth quarterback in NFL history to throw 7 touchdown passes in a game, joining George Blanda, Y.A. Tittle, Joe Kapp, Peyton Manning and Nick Foles on the list.
New Orleans eventually saved everyone the torture of having to watch their glorified arena league game go to overtime by winning 52-49 on a fifty-yard Kai Forbath field goal with five seconds left on the clock in the 4th quarter.
OF COURSE a game that featured 13 touchdowns and a pick-six came down to a friggen field goal. Only the Giants could score 49 points on the road and still manage to lose.
Here are the final stat lines for Manning and Brees:
Eli Manning: 30/41 for 350 yards, 6 TD, 0 INT, 138.2 passer rating
Holy shit. If I were a Giants fan I would be losing my mind right now. A quarterback should never ever ever have to take a loss after finishing a game with that stat line. It's a travesty. If that happened to Peyton I have absolutely zero doubt that his brains would explode directly out of his huge, red forehead.
Meanwhile, Drew Brees threw as many touchdowns as is historically possible in an NFL game and the only non-receiver willing to help him out was the kicker.
Anyway,... I know I haven't exactly set this up as an enticing endeavor, but if you're interested in seeing every insane touchdown in this offensively historical and defensively abominable game, here they are in meticulous order from start to finish.