This past weekend, the Giants set multiple feats in their 52-27 hammering of the New Orleans Saints. Kick return specialist David Wilson made hardcore fantasy footballers regret not picking him up from waivers the previous week. The rookie running back became the first player in history with at least 200 return yards and 100 rushing yards in a single game. Wilson set a franchise record by compiling an astonishing 327 all-purpose yards, surpassing teammate Domenik Hixon’s former mark of 303 yards, ironically against the New Orleans Saints in 2009.
New York’s 52 points was also their highest total since a 55-24 victory over Green Bay twenty-six years ago. Here’s a look back at that performance in 1986, as originally presented in “Inside the NFL.”