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Former Hofstra standout Marques Colston put on a show for his fans watching back in the New York area, often victimizing Webster as he caught eight passes for 166 yards and a 12-yard touchdown. He twisted gracefully in the air to snag passes thrown high and behind him, held the ball while absorbing hard hits and broke tackles while struggling for extra yards.
New Orleans gained more than 500 total yards before a sack of backup Mark Brunell made it 493. Moore caught six passes for 78 yards and Meachem had two catches for 70. New Orleans had 133 yards on the ground, led by Pierre Thomas' 72. Mike Bell, Reggie Bush and fullback Heath Evans all scored on runs.
The Giants were held to a season-low 84 yards rushing.
By the end, jubilant fans rained down chants of "Who dat say they gonna' beat them Saints. Who dat! Who dat!"
Colston said he was confident he and his teammates would not let their explosive start go to their heads, though -- not after missing the playoffs the past two seasons.
"This group has been together long enough to see some of the great times (the NFC championship game in 2006) and the last two years have been pretty difficult for us, so staying grounded is definitely not an issue in this locker room," Colston said. "We've got some great veteran leadership."
NOTES: The Saints have scored on each of their opening drives this season, with four TDs and one field goal. ... Brees joined Archie Manning and Aaron Brooks as the only other QBs to pass for 15,000 yards and 100 TDs as a Saint. ... Giants right tackle Kareem McKenzie left with a groin injury in the second quarter. ... Saints LB Scott Fujita went out with a left calf injury in the first half.
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