The Arizona Cardinals traveled to New York to take on the New York Giants in Week 2 of the season. The Cardinals won an exciting game last week against the San Diego Chargers and looked to build off the victory. For last weeks recap click here.
There had been much speculation entering this week as the injury bug had bitten the Cardinals once again. Reports began surfacing that Cardinals Quarterback, Carson Palmer, would be available to play against the Giants. Just hours before game time, Palmer was scratched from the lineup and backup Drew Stanton would get the start.
The opposing New York Giants were coming off of a loss of their own and were looking to right the ship. The Cardinals would jump out to a quick 10-0, led by a one yard touchdown run from Jonathan Dwyer. The Giants answered the call right before half time, as Eli Manning threw a 7 yard strike to Reuben Randle for a touchdown.
In the second half the Cardinals defense began to struggle, and Eli Manning was able to capitalize again. This time it was a touchdown pass to Daniel Fells and the Giants took the 14-10 advantage.
However the Cardinals turned it on in the fourth quarter. The offense had a nice drive that lead to a field goal and the defense stepped up. Victor Cruz had a huge drop on the third which forced the Giants to punt.
Tedd Ginn made the Giants pay as he took the return 71 yards for a touchdown and gave the Cardinals the 19-13 lead.
The Giants had a final chance to make a comeback. The Cardinals defense stepped up and the Giants failed on fourth down stealing the victory.
Arizona Cardinals won 25-14 beating the New York Giants.
Next week the Cardinals will return home to play a division game against the San Francisco 49ers.
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