The Giants have lost three of four and need a victory to help right the ship. By the time they hit the field they could also need a victory to stay in first place in the NFC East.
The Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys, both 6-6, play in 1 p.m. games. The Cowboys face the Cincinnati Bengals, winners of four straight. The Redskins face the Baltimore Ravens. So the Giants will know exactly where they stand today when the 4:25 p.m. kickoff arrives.
The Giants today face a New Orleans team that has beaten them soundly the last two times the teams have played, totaling 97 points.
The Giants will hope that safety Kenny Phillips, listed as doubtful with a recurring knee injury, will be able to play.
The Giants enter the game at 4.5-point favorites.