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Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)
Running back Rashad Jennings of the New York Giants celebrates his fourth-quarter winning touchdown during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants at Twickenham Stadium. (Steve Flynn/USA Today Sports Images)

While the New York Giants are still alive in the postseason and head to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in the NFC wild-card round, their 2017 opponents became official on Sunday.

The Giants will have four road games on the West Coast next season, traveling to face the Arizona Cardinals, San Francisco 49ers, Denver Broncos and Oakland Raiders. 

In addition to home and road games against their division rivals, New York will travel to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers next year.

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Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) avoids the tackle attempt of New York Giants cornerback Buster Skrine (41) as he scores a first quarter touchdown at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson (31) avoids the tackle attempt of New York Giants cornerback Buster Skrine (41) as he scores a first quarter touchdown at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Jets committed 10 penalties for 83 yards in Monday night's loss to the Cardinals, with eight of the infractions coming in the first half. Jets CB Buster Skrine had a particularly rough game, getting whistled for three holding penalties and one pass interference call. According to ESPN, the 45 penalties he has taken since entering the league in 2011 are the second most in the league.

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Todd Bowles and Ryan Fitzpatrick discuss the loss to the Cardinals and how the team can still turn it around.

The Jets gave up an early score, the offense couldn't get things going and failed to come back, as New York fell to the Cardinals, 28-3, on Monday night in Arizona. Ryan Fitzpatrick had another rough game, throwing for just 174 yards and 16-of-31 passing. Down three scores in the third quarter, he threw his fourth red-zone interception of the season, most in the league. Geno Smith replaced him about halfway through the fourth quarter.

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THE GAME: The Jets (1-4) at the Arizona Cardinals (2-3) at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. on Monday, Oct. 17 at 8:30 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER: The stadium has a retractable roof, so it may not matter, but the forecast calls for temperatures around 90 during the day and dropping into the 60s -- pretty typical for the desert this time of year. No rain or wind either, not surprisingly.

ACTIVE/INACTIVE:

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Two Giant defenders left Sunday's?25-14 loss to the Arizona Cardinals early due to injury. Middle linebacker and team captain, Jon Beason, along with slot cornerback, Walter Thurmond.

Beason left the game in the third quarter with an apparent foot injury. He was later seen leaving the stadium with a walking boot on his right foot, the same one that caused him to miss most of the preseason. Beason underwent X-Rays before departing, but results were undisclosed. The Giants would only say they will know more about Beason's condition after an MRI on Monday.

Thurmond pulled himself midway through the game due to a pain in his pectoral muscle. When asked about the injury, Thurmond replied?"I was erring on the side of caution."

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The Giants (0-1) celebrate their 90th season in the NFL by hosting another of the league's oldest franchises, the Arizona Cardinals (1-0), in their 2014 home opener. This will be the 125th meeting between the two teams since the Giants entered the NFL in 1925.

Kickoff: 1:00pm EDT

Site: MetLife Stadium

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In a game very reminiscent of their Super Bowl victory in Phoenix, the Giants staged a great fourth quarter comeback down 10 points with just over five minutes to go. Eli looked like his old self and the defense made key stops when it had to.

So, without further ado, lets break down the good, the bad and the ugly.

The Good

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Beanie Wells, the Arizona Cardinals' leading rusher, is questionable for today's game vs the Giants. His hamstring injury forced him to sit out of last week's game in Seattle and the Cards struggled on the ground without him.

In Weeks One and Two, Wells averaged 5.7 yards-per carry and 91.5 yards per game, scoring in both contests. Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt remained optimistic that Wells could play against New York saying Wells would play "barring something we don't know about."

"Now, does that mean he?s going to be able to have 30 carries? We?ll see. That?s what you don?t know," Whisenhunt said

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The Giants-Cardinals game on Sunday has all the makings of a trap game. (Which I went into detail here.)

With the Giants coming off a major high by going on the road and beating the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday, they now have to travel out to the west coast to play against a team deemed to be mediocre at best.

The Giants best be ready as the Cards won?t lay down for them.

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Here is what we culled from the annals of the Arizona Cardinals' media vault. Just about everything you need to know, or want to know about this longstanding NFL franchise who host our Giants tomorrow afternoon at 4:15pm...

The Cardinals once hailed from Chicago before moving to St. Louis in 1960, where they played in Busch Stadium until 1987. They moved west to Phoenix in 1988 and officially changed their name to the Arizona Cardinals in 1994.

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After the thrill of going on the road and beating the supposed ?Dream Team? in Philadelphia last Sunday, the Giants are carrying a lot of momentum as they head out west to Arizona.

With two consecutive wins, the Giants now have a boatload of confidence. But, with that confidence comes the possibility of a letdown. For the Giants to go far this year and make their fans believers, they have to avoid letdown games against the likes of teams like the Cardinals.

In an NFC East race that has three teams tied at 2-1, there is absolutely no room for complacency.

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from Andy Furman:

The Giants will have confidence coming into Arizona this weekend.

Gone are the memories of sloppy play in Weeks 1 & 2. Fresh in their mind is the collective team effort of a quality win on the road vs a respected opponent that was in the playoffs last season. What kind of effort will the Giants deliver. And more importantly for this blogger, will the inconsistent coaching from the past few years get more consistent and put the players in situations to succeed?

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The Arizona Cardinals' offensive line will have their hands full with the Giants' pass rush this Sunday, especially if DE Osi Umenyiora is cleared to play.

"It's been one of their things that has made them a good, consistent football team for a number of years," Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "You have to make sure that you really are buttoned up in your protections and do a good job of mixing your passes, so you can get something out quick to compensate for that."

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Giants' safety Antrel Rolle drew some heat from critics after he drew a senseless personal foul in Sunday's game by tearing off the helmet of Eagles' TE Brent Celek.

"I just had to let them know that I am not a pushover, I am not a punk under any means and sometimes you have to put your foot down," Rolle said. "It is more of a mental toughness and more of an attitude than anything sometimes."

OK. We get it. Good thing his manning-up didn't cost the Giants a game. That being said, the Giants will be going to Arizona this week, where Rolle spent the first five seasons of his career. He vowed not to let his emotions spill over onto the field:

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This should be the last lockout version of GFB's NFC East report.

We'll start in Philly where the Kevin Kolb trade rumors took no time off during the lockout.?Arizona seems to be the likely landing spot for Kolb, with the Cardinals reportedly set to offer cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, though as Gary Myers reports, it may take more to land Kolb.

Let's move to Big D where the Cowboys?will be?welcoming back a familiar name?during training camp. Leon Lett will assist with the defensive line as part of the NFL Minority Coaching Fellowship Program. Lett won three Super Bowl titles in his 10 years in Dallas.

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They Don't Need Another Project, They Need A Veteran

According to sources the Arizona Cardinals did contact the New York Giants regarding the services of one Matt Leinart.? The Giants are obviously not interested in trading for Leinart, who is expected by many to be cut by Arizona on Saturday.

Even as a free agent, Leinart is not an attractive choice. The Giants have their young project in Rhett Bomar, they don't need another one.? They need a veteran backup.

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Being around the Giants for bit, now, I can tell you this.....they do not want players of questionable character anymore.? That is what Matt Leinart, former Heisman Trophy winner-turned-terrible-NFL quarterback, is.

The Giants have no reason to even consider Leinart for their roster.? Personally, I would rather have Rhett Bomar remain the backup than bring in this guy.? In fact, Bomar is a better player right now than Leinart is.

Leinart is a turnover machine who is just days away from a visit from the Turk.? The Cardinals probably plan on cutting him Saturday. They have Derek Anderson and John Skelton, who are both muuuuuch better prospects.? That is why they are dangling Leinart out there right now, hoping some sucker will make a deal for him.

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Offense and Special Teams, not Defense, Doom Big Blue This Time

The biggest concern for the Giants going into this game with the Arizona Cardinals was whether they shored up their secondary enough to avoid another defensive breakdown.

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Hixon Thriving In Returner Role

It was no mystery this summer that the Giants were hoping that one of their young receivers would elevate their game and crack the starting lineup.? With Mario Manningham and Hakeem Nicks both producing, the Giants were able to re-slot Domenik Hixon back into the role of primary kick and punt returner.

Hixon is clearly the best man for the job and the Giants are a better team when Hixon is returning kickoffs and punts.? Last week, Hixon racked up 281 yards on 7 kick returns and two punt returns.? His 32.9 average on kick returns is second in the NFL behind Chicago's explosive rookie, Johnny Knox.

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A source close to the Giants reports that the Giants have decided the price for Braylon Edwards is too high and they will not be making a trade for him. The source also said the talks for Anquan Boldin are dead as well. The Giants will look for a receiver in the draft instead.

The Browns, according to sources, want at least a first- and a third-round pick for Edwards and possibly Mathias Kiwanuka The Giants haven?t offered anything more than the second- and fifth-round picks they got in the Jeremy Shockey trade. The Giants seemed unwilling to trade Kiwanuka when that report originally surfaced.

The Arizona Cardinals say they have yet to receive an offer for Anquan Boldin from anyone.

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Ralph Vacchiano on his blog for the New York Daily News reports that it looks less and less likely that Anquan Boldin or Chad Johnson will be moved.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said yesterday that they?re not trading Ocho Cinco.

?I don?t know why people continue with the speculation of moving Chad,? Lewis said. ?Many times we?ve reiterated ? I don?t know if we?re keeping count on this ? Chad?s not getting moved.?
Cardinals GM Rod Graves said they have received no offers for Boldin since they announced they were willing to listen.

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Tom Rock at Newsday relays an interview with Arizona Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby, who is due to become a free agent later this month. He spoke with John Riggins and Adam Schein on The Sirius Blitz today and said the following:

Adam Schein: ?Would you like the opportunity to play in a big market and specifically with the Giants? I?ve heard that the Giants have interest in you. What?s your reaction to that? Would that be a good fit??

Karlos Dansby: ?Oh, that?s a-whole-nother animal, man. Playing in New York? Who wouldn?t want to play in New York? That?s just like playing for the Dallas Cowboys, you know what I?m saying? It?s a big market. You?re going to get an opportunity to be prime time. It?s a huge market. I wouldn?t mind playing in a huge market. I wouldn?t mind at all. It?s a tough situation to be in for me. Like I said, I want to make sure I?m comfortable, my family is comfortable, and everybody?s happy with the situation. Like I said, Arizona is up first. They gave me the first opportunity so they are the first ones I?m going to take a look at.?Dansby signed a $8mm deal with the Cardinlas last April, which made him one of the top five highest-paid linebackers in the NFL.

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After losing to the Giants on Sunday by a score of 37-29, the Arizona Cardinals filed a complaint with the league. The Cardinals were upset that Brandon Jacobs, who was listed as probable all week, ended up being inactive on game day. Being listed as probable on Saturday night indicates that a player is virtually certain to play, so the Cardinals asked the NFL to look into the matter. Just like on Sunday, the Cardinals continue to try and pick fights after the play is over.

Although my good friend Logic suggests that the Giants would have won by even more if they had their best offensive player, the Cardinals took this as an opportunity to protest. Do they somehow think they would have had a better chance of winning if Jacobs had played? Did opposing pitchers file a complaint with the league when Babe Ruth took the day off? No, they said ?good thing I don?t have to face Babe Ruth today.? Maybe the reason the Cards could muster up just 23 rushing yards was because they thought Lawrence Taylor and Harry Carson were going to be lining up on defense.

Maybe this explains why I lost a game of HORSE to an eleven year old girl. I thought I was going to be playing Willis Reed, so I psyched myself up for what was sure to be a timeless battle. When I saw that I would be playing against a small child, my body suffered an unexpected letdown, and I lost by a score of HORS-0. We call this the ?Horso? complex, and it is my expert opinion that this is what the Cardinals are suffering from.

Does this make the Arizona Cardinals organization the "Bonehead(s) of the Week"? Yes it does.

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