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Travel Memories: Giants' history in New Orleans 


The Giants will search for their first win of the 2021 regular season when they travel down to New Orleans to battle the Saints at the Caesars Superdome in Week 4.

Big Blue leads the all-time series matchup between the two franchises, 16-14. The first meeting between the Giants and Saints took place in 1967, with Big Blue securing a 27-21 victory at Giants Stadium in New Orleans' inaugural season.

The Giants' first trip to New Orleans occurred in 1970 when the team clashed with the Saints at Tulane Stadium. Big Blue jumped out to a 10-0 lead, highlighted by a 22-yard passing touchdown from Fran Tarkenton to running back Ron Johnson. However, the Saints rallied in the second half, scoring 14 consecutive points to end the game, capped off by a special teams fumble recovery in the end zone by Al Dodd to give New Orleans the 14-10 victory.

The Giants did not earn their first win in New Orleans until 1985 when they defeated the Saints, 21-13. Joe Morris rushed for 104 yards on 20 carries (5.2 avg.) and Phil Simms connected with receiver Bobby Johnson for a touchdown en route to the win.

View photos of the New York Giants traveling to New Orleans for a Week 4 matchup against the Saints.

Big Blue also earned a win at the Superdome in Week 13 of the 1988 season. This heavy-weight matchup between two teams with 8+ wins occurred on Sunday Night Football. The Giants won a slugfest, 13-12, as Lawrence Taylor recorded three sacks. Big Blue intercepted Saints quarterback Bobby Hebert three times while kicker Paul McFadden nailed a 35-yard field goal in the final minute on the way to a Big Blue win.

The most recent trip to New Orleans that resulted in a Big Blue victory came in 1993, when the Giants hit the road for a Week 16 matchup on Monday Night Football. Phil Simms tossed two touchdowns, Jessie Armstead and Willie Beamon both recorded interceptions, and the Giants came out with a 24-14 victory.

The last time Big Blue traveled down to New Orleans resulted in one of the most memorable games of the 2015 season. Eli Manning and Drew Brees led a legendary shootout where the quarterbacks combined for 69 completions, 855 passing yards, 13 touchdowns, and zero interceptions. However, this offensive onslaught wasn't enough for a victory, as Saints kicker Kai Forbath connected on a 50-yard field goal as time expired to give New Orleans the 52-49 win.

View rare photos from the all-time series between the New York Giants and New Orleans Saints.

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