Giants vs. Saints: What We Learned

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Nov 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (10) catches a touchdown past New York Giants defensive back Trevin Wade (31) during the first quarter of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Before I dive into this, let me extend a brief grieving period.

Whew, what a tough loss. For all those Giants/Mets fans out there, the sports gods were not looking fondly upon New Yorkers Halloween weekend. In the case of the Giants… we know how hard it is to win in the Superdome. We know the Saints have been hot. We know Sean Payton and Drew Brees are a lethal combo.

But another thing, maybe the most important thing, we also know: the Giants blew their third fourth quarter lead of the season and now sit an uncomfortable half game ahead in the NFC East. They still control their destiny, but given the way they played Sunday—specifically their defense—I’m just not sure how this team will hold up as the season goes on.

Fans got the shootout they expected—they saw some good and bad from the Giants. What it means for their season? Well, I break that down here:

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