NFL Power Rankings: Falcons, Packers drop in Week 9

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Nov 1, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws against the New Orleans Saints during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Giants 52-49. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


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For a moment, I thought I was watching a college game. Turns it out it was the Saints and Giants. Do these two teams know the meaning of defense? It would appear not, as Drew Brees and Eli Manning threw for 13 touchdowns between them.

If you had told the Giants that Manning would toss six touchdowns and they would also score a defensive touchdown, think they would have taken it? You sure don’t expect to lose with those numbers. How frustrating must it be for the offense, who watched the defense get torched by Brees?

And with that loss, the Giants fall to 4-4 on the season, clinging onto a lead in the NFC East. In the NFC South, a 6-2 record is only good for second place. In the East, the Giants hold a game over the chasing pack despite only sitting at .500 themselves. Someone should remind New York that Tony Romo returns soon.

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