Quick Take: Neither team can afford a loss

NFL.com and NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport has his thoughts on the game:

Why this game is intriguing: There's a lot of on-field, in-game reasons to drool over New Orleans Saints at New York Giants, starting with the fireworks that both offenses can set off. Both teams are capable of running the ball, but these are downfield, high-flying offenses with fast receivers. The Saints see your Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz and raise you a Marques Colston or Jimmy Graham. For pure fun, I'd tune in to this afternoon game. I'll also be watching to see if Drew Brees can shake off a rare poor performance at Atlanta, and if the Giants' front four can knock him off his spot. But the postseason implications loom large, too. A loss ends an improbable playoff dash for New Orleans. If Big Blue loses, the NFC East is kicked wide open.

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