The New Orleans Saints return to action on Monday night, as they host the New York Giants, in an NFC showdown.

New Orleans, who is coming off a bye week, hasn't played since November 13, when they defeated the Atlanta Falcons, 26-23, in overtime.

The Saints are riding a two-game win streak, and are in sole possession of first place in the NFC South, with a 7-3 record.

The Giants meanwhile, are 6-4, and are one game in the win column behind the first-place Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East.

Kick-off time at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

ESPN.com has a game preview.