Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 12/10/12
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 start to take on a bigger role with the World Champions. Our Hero of the Game: New York Giants running back David Wilson, who just may start to take on a bigger role now after his break-out game on Sunday against the Saints. Wilson scored three touchdowns total on Sunday, one on a 97 yard kick-off return, and the others on rushes of six yards, and the other on a 52 yard dash. At game's end, Wilson had compiled a New York Giants team record of 327 total yards en route to leading the defending Super Bowl Champion Giants to a defining win that may very well propel them to a return trip to the playoffs.As a first round draft pick, Wilson had much promise coming out of college. Yet until today, had not really proven a whole lot to people, and was almost a non-factor to date for the Giants. Everything changed on Sunday; in a New York minute.The Zero of the Game belong to the New Orleans Saints red-zone offense. Coming in as the top ranked red zone offense, the Saints seemed over-matched and out of sync when it mattered most against the Giants on Sunday.In particular, with the game at critical points in the second quarter, the Saints were unable to capitalize on field position or finish off drives that needed to be touchdowns to match the Giants; they settled for field goals of 32 and 25 yards by kicker Garrett Hartley.Drew Brees and company generally are rock solid in the red zone, turning most opportunities in to touchdowns, but on Sunday at MetLife Stadium the task proved to be too much as field goals took the place of touchdowns when the game was on the line.
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