New Orleans Saints homecoming game doesn’t go as planned
By Bob Garcia
The Saints take a loss as they return to the Superdome, but better days lie ahead
The excitement of playing a home game again had New Orleans Saints fans and players excited to get a win, but the party was dampened by the New York Giants, who did not let the Saints celebrate in their first game at the Caesars Superdome. It was a tight game that went into overtime, where the Giants were able to pull ahead for a 27-21 final score yesterday at the Saints’ home field.
The game came to an end after the Giants were able to score a 6-yard touchdown run by Saquan Barkley on the first possession of overtime. Down 21-10 with 12 minutes to play, quarterback Daniel Jones started the comeback by hitting Barkley on a 54-yard scoring play with just under seven minutes to play. Shortly thereafter, Jones led the Giants on a late series to tie the score at 21 when kicker Graham Gano kicked a 48-yard field goal with 31 seconds to play.
Unfortunately for the Saints, the Giants won the toss and made the most of that advantage. The ten-minute overtime kicked off and Barkley had an incredible performance, which led his team to victory at the end of the day. With this loss, the Saints are now 2-2, and it ruined the team’s first game in front of a home crowd in 637 days.
In an attempt to redeem themselves and get back on the road to success, the Saints are now preparing to play against Washington Football Team this Sunday. Then, they have a bye in Week 6. The next home game will be a Halloween night contest against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, undoubtedly one of the most attention-grabbing games of the night.