So much for a bye week messing up the rhythm of the league's best offense. I'd like to say that I had this game figured out, but I'd be lying if I did. You see, I assumed that because the Saints had failed miserably in every other game immediately after a bye week under Sean Payton, they would struggle against a good team like the New York Giants. I figured that the Giants, who were missing several defensive starters in the back seven, would rely on the strength of their ferocious down linemen to get constant pressure on Drew Brees. To the disappointment of some of my friends and family (and myself), who are all big Saints' fans, I picked the 5-0 Giants to win, 31-27. It was the Saints, instead, who would remain undefeated and move to 5-0. About the only thing right about my prediction was ...
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