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 one-game lead in the NFC East over Washington and Dallas. The loss all but ended the playoff hopes of Drew Brees and the Saints (5-8).
New York also ended a three-game losing streak against the Saints, who turned over the ball four times in losing their third straight.
Manning had TD passes of 6 yards to Martellus Bennett, 5 yards to Domenik Hixon, 25 yards to Hakeem Nicks and 10 yards to Victor Cruz. Wilson scored on runs of 6 and 52 yards and finished with 100 yards on 13 carries for the biggest day of his short career.
The 52 points were their most since scoring 55 against Green Bay in 1986. It also was the ...