Quarterback Eli Manning threw four touchdown passes in the New York Giants' 52-27 win over the New Orleans Saints.

Manning completed 22 of 35 passes for 259 yards, with four touchdowns and two interceptions, helping the Giants get back on a winning track on Sunday.

The Giants improved to 8-5 and held on to first place in the National Football Conference (NFC) East Division.

Manning threw a six-yard touchdown pass to tight end Martellus Bennett in the 1st quarter and for a five-yard score to receiver Domenik Hixon in the 2nd quarter.

The quarterback connected with wide receiver Hakeem Nicks for a 25-yard score in the 3rd quarter and hit wide receiver Victor Cruz for a 10-yard score in the 4th quarter.

Cruz had eight receptions for 121 yards and took over the top spot on the Giants' season receiving list. His longest reception was for 35 yards.

The Saints (5-8) were led by QB Drew Bress, who went 26 of 43 for 354 yards, with a touchdown and two interceptions.

New Orleans has lost two straight games and its chances of making the playoffs are getting slim. EFE