EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Rookie David Wilson returned a kickoff 97 yards for one touchdown, ran for two more scores and piled up 327 all-purpose yards and Eli Manning threw four touchdown passes to lead the New York Giants to a 52-27 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
The win allowed the Giants (8-5) to maintain their one-game lead in the NFC East over the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys. The loss all but ended the playoff hopes of Drew Brees and the Saints (5-8). The win also ended the Giants' three-game losing streak against the Saints, who turned the ball over four times in losing their third straight.
Manning had touchdown 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 on the biggest day of his career.
Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press
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