3 Things To Watch For In Giants vs Saints Matchup

By jason evans
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The New York Giants and the New Orleans Saints will be meeting again this Sunday. The Saints have won the past two games and have put up quite a few points in doing so. The Giants come in with a one game lead in the NFC East, while the Saints playoff hopes are pretty much dashed at this point. Here are three keys to the game.

On The Right: David Diehl is regaining his starting tackle spot for the Giants. There is no doubt that Sean Locklear was doing a better job than he was at that side but Locklear is done for the season. Diehl will be back in and should be able to play better as long as he his healthy. He may end up playing for a spot for next year, considering his high cap number.

Safety first: Kenny Phillips is listed as doubtful. Tyler Sash is officially out. If the Giants go to a three safety look, and they may have to considering the amount of weapons the Saints have in their passing game, it’s all on Will Hill, something that the Giants may or may not be that comfortable with. The spotlight will be even more on the Giants pass rushers to help the depleted secondary.

Green Zone: The Giants inability to score in the Red Zone or Green Zone as Tom Coughlin calls it may come back to haunt them in this game. The Saints put up touchdowns and this game will probably have a lot of points in it. The Giants need more sixes than threes if they are going to win Sunday.

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