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Here's how crazy Sunday was for the Giants

Eli Manning of the New York Giants is sacked by Kasim Edebali of the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome on Nov. 1, 2015, in New Orleans.
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Eli Manning of the New York Giants is sacked by Kasim Edebali of the New Orleans Saints at the Superdome on Nov. 1, 2015, in New Orleans.

How crazy was Sunday?

For the New York Giants, a remarkable offense was countered by the New Orleans Saints' even more remarkable offense and an otherwise record-worthy game ended in sore disappointment for fans of the G Men. Eli Manning broke his personal record of five touchdown passes with six in the Giants' prolific 49-point game at the Superdome. No professional football team in the past 35 years has scored that many points and lost.

That means that with that score, the Giants would have beaten any other losing team since at least 1978.

Only three teams have lost with scores of 48: The Browns when facing the Bengals in 2004, the Chiefs vs. the Seahawks in 1983 and the Cowboys against the Broncos in 2013.

The game was also historically important for the winning Saints, who managed to pull off a bizarre forward fumble recovery and last-minute field goal to win by three points. Drew Brees became the eighth quarterback to throw seven touchdown passes in NFL history. In that regard, Brees joins Peyton Manning and Nick Foles — who was with the Eagles at the time — who both did so in 2013.

Sunday was also the so-called Sports Equinox, that rare occurrence when all four major American sports leagues have games on the same day.

"Game of Thrones" author George R.R. Martin summed up the feeling of Giants fans everywhere in a blog post Sunday afternoon. "All in all, a horrid day. Life is miserable and full of pain," he wrote.