Found December 09, 2012 on
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New York Giants
New Orleans Saints
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants, who last year were shredded by the New Orleans Saints, returned the favor by handing the Saints a 52-27 beat-down Sunday at MetLife Stadium. The Giants' defense forced four turnovers, and New York rookie David Wilson scored three touchdowns. The Giants, who snapped a three-game winning streak by the Saints in the teams' series, stayed atop of the NFC East at 8-5. The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys are each one game back. Wilson returned four first-half kickoffs for 227 yards, including a 97-yarder for a touchdown, as the Giants jumped out to a 21-13 halftime lead. Wilson also scored his first and second career rushing touchdowns in the second half, and he set a franchise record with 327 all-purpose yards. He gained 100 yards on 13 carries. The kickoff returns in particular were backbreakers for the Saints, with Thomas Morstead's kicks landing shorter than usual. "It's outdoors, they had a little bit o...
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New York Giants rookie running back David Wilson celebrated a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the first quarter of Sunday's NFL game against the New Orleans Saints with a flawless backflip.
Wilson was just getting started, as he had 227 total return yards for the game, including the kickoff returned for a touchdown, plus 100 yards rushing and two rushing touchdowns...
David Wilson rushed 13 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns in New York’s Week 14 rout of the Saints, adding another score and an eye-popping 227 yards on four kick returns. Wilson’s 327 all-purpose yards are a new Giants record. Wilson scorched the Saints on special teams, averaging an absurd 56.8 yards on his four returns. He took a first-quarter kick 97 yards to the house...
Finally going to get my shot Juan…
I have probably talked about David Wilson 4-5 times this season as a pick up. This time, I mean it. Wilson has the leash off and Coughlin looks like he finally trusts the kid and the Giants need the kid going into this final stretch. After tearing up the lowly Saints, Wilson showed an ability that no other skill player on the rookie as the...
When the New York Giants made their run to the Super Bowl a year ago, a 99-yard touchdown catch and run by Victor Cruz against the Jets seemed to be the ignition point.
It was a play that woke up an inconsistent team and turned it into a power.
If the 52-27 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday turns out to be the victory that gets the Giants (8-5) going again, everyone is...
The New York Giants enjoyed a good old fashioned butt-kicking on Sunday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Any time a team scores 52 points, like the Giants did against the New Orleans Saints, many players were most likely involved in the good times for the winning squad.For the Giants, there were plenty of heroes to be had, but the most notable was a guy who may...
If there is any definition of a career day in the NFL, David Wilson had one Sunday. The New York Giants running back broke free on kickoff returns of 97, 58 and 52 yards, piled up 100 yards on the ground and crossed the goal line three times during the Giants' 52-27 rout of the New Orleans Saints.
Each score was punctuated with and end zone back flip.
Wilson's 327 all...
Week 14 in most leagues either started fantasy playoffs or was the final game to determine the seedings for playoffs starting in Week 15. Some fantasy performers - Kyle Rudolph, Larry Fitzgerald, A.J. Green, Chris Johnson - let down their owners with disappointing performances. It was hard to register a win if you went up against the Seattle defense who in some formats scored up...
Rookie David Wilson's brilliant game might be the spark that gets the New York Giants back to the playoffs.
Wilson returned a kickoff 97 yards for one touchdown, ran for two more scores and piled up a team-record 327 all-purpose yards. Eli Manning threw four touchdown passes in the Giants' 52-27 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
The Giants (8-5) maintained their...
Football Nation presents the 25th episode of Monday Morning Huddle with host Dave Holcomb. In this week’s episode, Holcomb discusses Detroit’s struggles this season as they drop their fifth in a row to Green Bay on Sunday Night Football and running back David Wilson’s huge day in the Giants win essentially eliminating the Saints. In the second segment, the show goes over the...
The emergence of Andre Brown this year was quickly becoming one of the feel good stories of the NFL. Brown, a fourth year player who was originally drafted by the Giants in 2009, had been cut five times in his career before coming back to the Giants in 2011. Being cut one more time could have been the end for Brown, but he got his chance early in 2012 and has been a key contributor...
Welcome to the Week 15 edition of our weekly look at fantasy running back committees. If you're reading this, congratulations on still being alive in your fantasy playoffs. In this space, we'll look at recent performances and attempt to read the backfield tea leaves to help you with lineup decisions. We'll post this article each Tuesday, and offer updates in our fantasy...
New York Giants rookie RB David Wilson ran a kickoff back 97 yards for a TD, and banged in two more for 327 Total yards.
"To come up and have a breakout game like this is an excellent feeling," Wilson said. "You want to have a good game every game. I went out there and my teammates went out there and we played great and put up 50 points."
The final score of...
I love football and I will watch almost any game no matter who is playing, regardless of the lack of meaning that a particular contest could have.But when a game appears on the schedule that is make or break for teams, you really have my attention. The 7-5 Giants desperately needed a win to stay ahead of the Cowboys and the surging Redskins, while the Saints last hope for the playoffs...
Special teams is much tougher to grade than defense because a lot of times mistakes are hard to pin point. But in theory, the entire unit deserves an F for how they covered kickoffs. That was a joke and David Wilson pretty much won this game on his own. It was also an up and down performance by the defense, which looked ok at times and seemed to revert back to early season form at...