Originally posted on Giants Football Blog  |  Last updated 11/23/11

LONDON - OCTOBER 26: Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints makes a pass during the Bridgestone International Series NFL match between San Diego Chargers and New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium on October 26, 2008 in London, England. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Eli Going Back Home Where Brees is New Favorite Son Two teams in the thick of the NFC playoff race will meet this coming Monday night. The Giants (6-4) are currently tied with Dallas for first place in the NFC East while the New Orleans Saints enter Week 12 with a 7-3 record and a one-game lead on Atlanta in the NFC South. Eli Manning returns to his hometown and the site where his father, Archie, played quarterback for the Saints (1971-82). Manning leads the NFL with a 120.5 passer rating in the fourth quarter this season, throwing for 1,081 yards and 10 touchdowns. “Obviously, we have to go win,” says Manning on the importance of this game. “That is always going to be the case since we have a tough road ahead. We have a good team coming up this week and we just have to find ways to play more consistent football throughout the game.” The Saints are coming off a bye in Week 11. New Orleans has won two in a row and the team is a perfect 4-0 at home. Quarterback Drew Brees leads the...
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