WHAT THE LOSS MEANS FOR THE GIANTS: A week after grabbing their first win of the season on the road, the Giants returned home only to fall to 1-3 on the season. They stay in the NFC South in Week 5, traveling to face the 2-1 Carolina Panthers, who will be rested coming off an early bye week. The Washington Redskins were also idle in Week 4 and sit atop the NFC East at 2-1 after the Philadelphia Eagles fell to .500 after an overtime loss in Tennessee. Dallas, meanwhile, improved to 2-2 on a game-winning field goal as time expired against Detroit.
“You just keep working,” Shurmur said. “You just keep working and you play your way out of it and you coach your way out of it. Period. That’s what you do, and that’s the reality of it, and that’s what I trust our guys and our coaches will do.”
WHAT THE WIN MEANS FOR THE SAINTS: With only one remaining unbeaten team in the NFL, the 4-0 Los Angeles Rams, the Saints are the next best thing at 3-1. After losing a shootout to Tampa Bay in the season opener, New Orleans has won three games in a row and will look to make it four against Washington on “Monday Night Football” in Week 5.
“First off, I thought we played well today in a lot of areas,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “We felt the battle at the line of scrimmage was going to be important — we felt we won that. We made the big play on special teams, I thought that was important — we stole a possession there. I was proud of how we played defensively — we had one drive, really, the starting drive and then toward the end of the game, but I thought we played one of our better complementary games — time of possession, turnovers, all those things kind of went in our favor, and when you do that, you are probably going to win more than you lose.”