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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard flips his glove in the air as he walks off the field after being removed during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, April 26, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson/AP)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard flips his glove in the air as he walks off the field after being removed during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, April 26, 2018, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Cardinals was difficult to swallow, especially since the Mets are now 2-4 on this road trip -- 4-7 during their last 11 games -- and have dropped three consecutive series.

Closer Jeurys Familia has blown three of his last five save opportunities. The thing is, had Juan Lagares not lost Jose Martinez's fly ball in the sun, the Mets win the game, 3-2. Instead, Tommy Pham scored to tie the game, Paul Sewald ran out of gas in the 13th inning and the Mets eventually lose.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Juan Lagares, Paul Sewald, San Diego Padres, St. Louis Cardinals, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins (21) defends against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants strong safety Landon Collins (21) defends against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Giants safety Landon Collins suffered a fractured forearm while tight end Evan Engram and wide receiver Sterling Shepard also left Sunday's 23-0 loss to the Arizona Cardinals with injuries, according to interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo.

Collins left the game late in the second quarter on a hit on Arizona's D.J. Foster. One play after he was taken out of the game, Drew Stanton threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald that gave the Cardinals a 10-0 lead.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Landon Collins, Sterling Shepard
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning signals to teammates during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning signals to teammates during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. (Matt Kartozian/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants quarterback Eli Manning turned the ball over three times, including a lost fumble that was returned for a touchdown, as New York lost to the Arizona Cardinals 23-0 on Sunday at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Manning was 27-for-45 for 263 yards and two interceptions, as the Giants fell to 2-13 heading into the final week of the season. A fourth-quarter sack by Deone Bucannon was returned 21 yards by Robert Nkemdiche for a touchdown that gave the Cardinals a 23-0 lead.

The Giants struggled to stop Larry Fitzgerald, who had nine catches for 119 yards and a touchdown. Drew Stanton completed 20 of 34 passes for 209 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Landon Collins, Orleans Darkwa, Wayne Gallman
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks to throw against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning looks to throw against the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

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THE GAME

The Giants (2-12) at the Arizona Cardinals (6-8) at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Sunday, Dec. 24, at 4:25 p.m. ET.

THE WEATHER

Brrrr. … It'll only be in the low 70s on Sunday with partly cloudy skies. Good thing there's a retractable roof out there to keep everyone comfortable.

WHAT IT MEANS

Nothing at all. Go enjoy your Christmas Eve dinner. Pay no attention to this mess.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Odell Beckham Jr., Ralph Vacchiano
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Daily News Live: Stanton suitors 00:03:01
The Daily News Live crew discusses Giancarlo Stanton's decision to name the Yankees as one of four teams he would like to be traded to.

The Yankees are among four teams that Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton would approve a trade to, according to Sirius XM's Craig Mish.

The other three teams include the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros, according to Mish, who also notes Stanton's "desire to win has been greatly understated."

Stanton, the subject of trade rumors over the past few weeks as the Marlins reportedly look to cut $65 million from their payroll next season, has a no-trade clause in his 13-year, $325 million contract, and has not approved a trade to the San Francisco Giants or St. Louis Cardinals, two teams who have heavily pursued acquiring the 28-year-old MVP.

The Marlins have already reportedly agreed on the "general framework" in a deal with the Cardinals and Giants, and Stanton had met with both clubs, according to Mish, however it is unclear where they stand.

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Marlins, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals
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GEICO SportsNite: Yankees 00:02:04
Sweeny Murti reports from Yankee Stadium where, behind another terrific outing from CC Sabathia, the Yankees won their sixth game in a row.

Greg Bird broke out of a slump by going 3-for-3 with a home run, Michael Pineda threw seven strong innings and the New York Yankees won their seventh game in a row with a 9-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday at Yankee Stadium. >> Read more


Bird, who entered the game with a .038 batting average, was a triple shy of the cycle, hitting a two-run home run in the bottom of the second inning after Aaron Judge's home run was overturned on replay to break a 1-1 tie.

Judge went 1-for-3 with an RBI triple. He hit a ball to deep right field off Adam Wainwright (0-3) that deflected off a fan's glove and back onto the field. Umpires reviewed the play and ruled fan interference, resulting in a triple.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Aaron Judge, Austin Romine, Dellin Betances, Greg Bird, Michael Pineda, Ronald Torreyes, St. Louis Cardinals
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws a pitch during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda throws a pitch during the third inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees (7-4) look to sweep the St. Louis Cardinals (3-8) and win their seventh game in a row when the teams meet Sunday at 8:08 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Follow the game live on SNY Gameday.

Tags: Michael Pineda, St. Louis Cardinals
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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.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, Detroit Lions, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, Philadelphia Eagles, San Diego Chargers, Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins
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Dexter Fowler (Ken Blaze/USA Today Sports Images)
Dexter Fowler (Ken Blaze/USA Today Sports Images)

The St. Louis Cardinals and free-agent outfielder Dexter Fowler agreed to a deal Thursday night, according to multiple reports.

The team scheduled a press conference for Friday at 11 a.m. ET. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Fowler, 30, hit .276 with 13 home runs and 46 RBIs in 125 games for the Chicago Cubs last season, helping lead them to their first World Series title in 108 years. He earned $13 million last 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.

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, Buster Skrine
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Bowles and Fitzpatrick on loss 00:02:03
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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Sep 24, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 24, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

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The Mets will host Wednesday's Wild Card game, regardless of what happens Sunday. However, who they play is still very much up in the air...

Tags: San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Matthew Cerrone
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Where do things stand?

The Mets have four games left to play and lead the Giants and Cardinals by one loss, as the three teams continue battle for two Wild Card spots...

What happens if there is a two- or three-way tie? Read here!

Tags: San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, Matthew Cerrone
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De Aza robs Carpenter of homer 00:00:54
Alejandro De Aza makes a jumping catch over the center field wall to rob Matt Carpenter of a home run in the first inning.

Mets outfielder Alejandro De Aza went 2 for 4 with a home run and a career-high five RBIs in a 10-6 win over the Cardinals on Thursday at Busch Stadium.

De Aza hit a two-run single in the fourth inning to give the Mets a 3-0 lead, then blew the game open one inning later with a three-run home run off Adam Wainwright (9-8) to make it 7-0.

"Anything that can help the team win, it feels great," De Aza said after the game. "It's fun to do that now, and every time you can. Every time you hit a home run, it's fun."

Tags: Alejandro De Aza, St. Louis Cardinals
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The Mets go for the series win against the Cardinals in the third and final game of the series in St. Louis at 7:15 p.m.

Follow the game here on SNY.tv...

Mets Cardinals
Jose Reyes, 3B Matt Carpenter, 1B
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Jedd Gyorko, 2B
Yoenis Cespedes, LF Brandon Moss, LF
James Loney, 1B Stephen Piscotty, RF
Curtis Granderson, RF Yadier Molina, C
Wilmer Flores, 2B Jhonny Peralta, 3B
Alejandro De Aza, CF Randal Grichuk, CF
Rene Rivera, C Greg Garcia, SS
Seth Lugo, RHP Adam Wainwright, RHP

When and Where: 7:15 p.m. ET from St. Louis on SNY


Who's Pitching for the Mets: RHP Seth Lugo (0-2, 3.04 ERA) pitched 6.2 innings in his first career start last week, allowing three earned runs on seven hits while striking out three. Lugo was taken out of the game with two outs in the seventh inning having only thrown 69 pitches. 


Who's pitching for the Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (9-7, 4.71 ERA) has allowed a total of 16 earned runs on 20 hits in his last three starts, spanning 14 innings. Wainwright has also had trouble with his command, racking up eight walks in those three outings.

Tags: Seth Lugo, St. Louis Cardinals

 (Jeff Curry)
(Jeff Curry)

Rookie Robert Gsellman pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings after LHP Jon Niese left Tuesday's game with a knee injury, and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 7-4, at Busch Stadium to move within 3 1/2 games of the second Wild Card spot.


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New York Mets pitcher Jon Niese (49) delivers a pitch during the first inning of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Gregory Fisher)
New York Mets pitcher Jon Niese (49) delivers a pitch during the first inning of the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. (Gregory Fisher)

The Mets begin a three-game series against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Tuesday at 8:15 p.m.

Follow the game here on SNY.tv...

Mets Cardinals
Jose Reyes, 3B Tommy Pham, LF
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Stephen Piscotty, RF
Yoenis Cespedes, LF Matt Carpenter, 2B
Wilmer Flores, 1B Brandon Moss, 1B
Jay Bruce, RF Yadier Molina, C
T.J. Rivera, 2B Jhonny Peralta, 3B
Justin Ruggiano, CF Jedd Gyorko, SS
Travis d'Arnaud, C Randal Grichuk, CF
Jon Niese, LHP Jaime Garcia, LHP

When and Where: 8:15 p.m. from Busch Stadium in St. Louis on SNY.


Who's Pitching for the Mets: LHP Jon Niese (8-7, 5.30 ERA) did not look strong in the first start of his return to the Mets last week, allowing four earned runs on four hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings in the team's 13-5 loss to Arizona. Niese has allowed 10 earned runs on seven hits in his last 5 2/3 innings

Tags: Jon Niese, St. Louis Cardinals
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New York Mets RHP Jeurys Familia (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets RHP Jeurys Familia (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets RHP Jeurys Familia blew his first save since last July when he allowed two runs in the ninth inning in a 5-4 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday at Citi Field.

Familia (2-2), who had saved 52 straight regular-season opportunities, the third-best streak in MLB history, allowed a game-tying RBI double to Yadier Molins and go-ahead RBI double to Kolten Wong that turned a 4-3 Mets lead into a 5-4 deficit.

"This is really a tough one to take," manager Terry Collins told reporters after of the game. "When you come back on Adam Wainwright and have a chance to win the game, that's a pretty big night. And then to have your closer, who just has been lights out, give up two, that's a little tougher to take."

Tags: Jeurys Familia, St. Louis Cardinals, Yoenis Cespedes
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New York Mets starting pitcher Logan Verrett (35) throws during the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell)
New York Mets starting pitcher Logan Verrett (35) throws during the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets and Cardinals square off in the rubber game of the series on Wednesday night.

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Cardinals Mets
Greg Garcia, 2B Curtis Granderson, RF
Aledmys Diaz, SS Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Stephen Piscotty, RF Yoenis Cespedes, LF
Matt Holliday, LF James Loney, 1B
Matt Adams, 1B Neil Walker, 2B
Jedd Gyorko, 3B Wilmer Flores, 3B
Yadier Molina, C Michael Conforto, CF
Tommy Pham, CF Travis d'Arnaud, C
Adam Wainwright, RHP Logan Verrett, RHP

When and Where: 7:10 p.m. from Citi Field on SNY.


Who's Pitching for the Mets: RHP Logan Verrett (3-6, 4.14) - Verrett is 1-4 with a 4.97 ERA as a starting pitcher. He last pitched Friday in a 5-3 victory at Miami and allowed two runs and four hits in 5 1/3 innings of a no-decision.


Who's Pitching for the Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright (9-5, 4.09) - Wainwright is 3-4 with a 5.13 ERA in nine appearances (seven starts) against New York and his ERA is the third-highest amongst active pitchers against the Mets behind Vance Worley and Chris Capuano. He last faced the Mets April 22, 2014 in New York when he allowed four hits in seven innings during a 3-0 win.

Tags: St. Louis Cardinals

 (Caylor Arnold)
(Caylor Arnold)

The Mets begin their three-game series with the Cardinals Tuesday afternoon in the first game of a doubleheader at 4:10 p.m.

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Cardinals Mets
Greg Garcia, 2B Jose Reyes, 3B
Aledmys Diaz, SS Curtis Granderson, RF
Stephen Piscotty, RF Yoenis Cespedes, LF
Matt Adams, 1B James Loney, 1B
Jedd Gyorko, 3B Kelly Johnson, 2B
Yadier Molina, C Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Jeremy Hazelbaker, LF Michael Conforto, CF
Tommy Pham, CF Rene Rivera, C
Carlos Martinez, RHP Noah Syndergaard, RHP

When and Where: 4:10 p.m. from Citi Field


Who's Pitching for the Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (9-4, 2.43 ERA) pitched well against the Cubs last week, giving up zero earned runs in 5.1 innings while striking out eight. Syndergaard reached 300 career strikeouts in that start, the 43rd of his career, making him the third-fastest among active pitchers to do so.


Who's Pitching for the Cardinals: RHP Carlos Martinez (9-6, 2.83 ERA) has looked strong the last two months, not allowing more than three earned runs in any of his last nine starts. In his last outing, Martinez allowed two earned runs on four hits in seven innings.

Tags: Noah Syndergaard, St. Louis Cardinals

General view as rain falls on the tarp at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
General view as rain falls on the tarp at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Rain postponed Monday's game between theNew York Mets and Cardinals at Citi Field.

The teams will play a single-admission doubleheader today beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET, with the second game beginning approximately 30 minutes after the first game ends.

According to Mets.com: "Fans holding tickets for Monday's game cannot use them for today's doubleheader, unless they exchange them in person at the Citi Field ticket windows. Fans may also exchange them for tickets to any other regular-season home game, pending availability, and excepting July 30 against the Rockies and Aug. 1-2 against the Yankees."

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Kevin Plawecki's two-run homer 00:00:45
Kevin Plawecki hits a two-run homer in the bottom of the second inning to give the Mets a 4-1 lead.

Randal Grichuk and Brandon Moss each hit two-run home runs and drove in four runs apiece to help the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 14-4 on Saturday.

Grichuk was 3 for 4, and Moss went 2 for 3.

Kevin Plawecki hit a two-run home run for the Mets.

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Kevin Plawecki, St. Louis Cardinals
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Feb 22, 2016; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) throws during spring training work out drills at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Feb 22, 2016; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) throws during spring training work out drills at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets' split squad team faces the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday at 1:05 p.m. Steven Matz will face Adam Wainwright. Today's game can be heard on WOR.

Mets Cardinals
Dilson Herrera, 2B Tommy Pham, CF
Ruben Tejada, 3B Stephen Piscotty, RF
Michael Conforto, LF Matt Holliday, DH
Kevin Plawecki, C Brandon Moss, 1B
Marc Krauss, 1B Jedd Gyorko, SS
Matt Reynolds, SS Kolten Wong, 2B
Danny Muno, DH Carlos Peguero
Travis Taijeron, RF Brayan Pena, C
Ty Kelly, CF Patrick Wisdom, C

When and where: 1:05 p.m. at Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida


Who's pitching for the Mets: LHP Steven Matz will pitch for the Mets; RHP Hansel Robles, RHP Logan Verrett and RHP Paul Sewald are also expected to pitch. 


Who's pitching for the Cardinals: RHP Adam Wainwright will start for the Cardinals; RHP Juan Gonzalez, RHP Jeremy Hefner, LHP Tyler Lyons, RHP Seth Maness, RHP Sam Tuivailala and RHP Jordan Walden are also expected to pitch. 

Tags: Steven Matz, St. Louis Cardinals

Collins on World Series Game 1 00:11:45
Mets manager Terry Collins discusses the Royals' pitching, Tuesday's weather and the Mets' confidence going into Game 1 of the World Series.

Mets manager Terry Collins talked to media before Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday and said…

MLB has said Game 1 is expected to start on time, though he has no issue if they want to start the game under a light rain.

In the event tonight's game is delayed by rain, and it impacts Matt Harvey's start, Jon Niese or Bartolo Colon would be quickly called upon in relief.

Tags: Daniel Murphy, David Wright, St. Louis Cardinals
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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."

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, giants, Jon Beason, New York Giants, new york giants. giants, Walter Thurmond
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Result: The Giants (0-2) fell to the Cardinals (2-0) on Sunday afternoon 25-14 as special teams miscues and turnovers were too much to overcome at MetLife Stadium


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Tags: Giants-Cardinals, New York Giants
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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

Tags: Arizona Cardinals, New York Giants, NFL Week 2
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Is this the week? Is this the game the Giants' finally put something together?

We'll see. The fans will be out in full force to help push the Giants along vs the Cardinals, who may be playing without QB Carson Palmer, who has "a never thing" going on in his shoulder and hasn't thrown a football since Monday. ?If Palmer cannot play, Drew Stanton will get the call. The latest is that Palmer is "50-50" to play today.

Tags: Giants-Cardinals, New York Giants
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Another .500 week with wins from the Seahawks and Chiefs and losses from the Patriots and Bengals.

I will keep the theme of picking meaningful games this week.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Tags: bears, cardinals, giants, lions, New York Giants, NFL, nfl picks, saints
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I finished 2-2 last week to remain still a paltry 10 games under .500

I won with the Colts and Bengals. The Patriots won but did not cover, and I was a Giants? touchdown away from covering the over on total points from that game.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Tags: 49ers, cardinals, chargers, giants, New York Giants, NFL, nfl picks, saints
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Looks like I?m back into my early season trend with a 1-3 showing in Week 10?

The Ravens beat the Bengals; the Cowboys got embarrassed; the Giants won but did not cover; but I got the win with the Panthers over the 49ers.

Here are this week?s picks. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Tags: cardinals, Chiefs, giants, New York Giants, NFL, nfl picks, NY Giants, seahawks, SNYGiants
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The Giants seemed like the logical pick last week but were instead embarrassed. The Chargers also looked bad against the Buccaneers, while the Seahawks and Rams both covered.

Here are this week?s picks. The Giants will have their bye this week. I?ll be using the point spreads from Yahoo! Sports. Feel free to include your picks for these or any other of the week?s games in the comments section. Good luck!

Week 10 Record: 2-2

Tags: 2012 New York Giants, buccaneers, cardinals, giants, nfl picks, Editorial Aside, ravens, SNYGiants
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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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- After watching Ken Whisenhunt's decision making late in the game, I think Tom Coughlin looked great in comparison. First Whisenhunt decided to waste a challenge on a play in which Antonio Smith was out of bounds or down four times before crossing the goal line. It was one of the easiest challenge calls I have ever seen a ref have to make. Then late in the game, Wisenhunt decided not to call a time out on fourth and two with the game on the line. The result was a quick slant to Larry Fitzgerald that Corey Webster easily batted away. I wonder if Whisenhunt would have used a timeout and drawn up a better play had he not wasted one on the misguided challenge. "Tommy Challenge," he is not.

- Whether or not you think Cruz' play should have been ruled a fumble, dropping the ball the way he did was a boneheaded move. After the game, his excuse was that he thought he was touched. I've seen the replay a number of times, and I can't imagine how he could have felt someone touch him, as all of the defenders were about a yard off when he went down. To me, it looked like he did give himself up, so I think the correct ruling was made, but had it gone the other way, no Giants fan would blame the ref; they would be screaming at Cruz. It's not that hard to just hold on to the ball until the whistle blows.

Having said all that, Cruz' six catch, 98 yard performance was great to see, on the heels of his huge day in Philadelphia. Manning is getting more and more comfortable with Cruz, as evidenced by his big reception on the final drive. Back to back big games lead me to believe that Cruz is not just a flash in the pan, although I wouldn't expect to see him put up numbers like this every game. Until Cruz gets the starting nod over a healthy Mario Manningham, #82 is still the #2 receiver moving forward. With Hakeem Nicks looking like a top five receiver, both Manningham and Cruz will have the opportunity to make plays.

Tags: cardinals, giants, New York Giants
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All week we heard about the great receiver we going to witness in the Giants-Cardinals game. His name is Larry Fitzgerald and he is possibly headed to the Hall of Fame.

On the Giants' sideline, they have superstar of their own. His name is Hakeem Nicks. Yesterday, he did what Arizona fans are accustomed to what Fitzgerald usually does.

Fitzgerald had eight catches for 102 yards, his longest a 47 yarder. Nicks caught the game-winning score: a 29-yarder from Eli Manning with under three minutes remaining. He also caught nine other passes for 133 yards.

Tags: 2011 New York Giants, Giants-Cardinals, Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants, New York Giants News
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by Jon Wagner

"We just kept playing. We hung in there. We found a way to finish. We won the fourth quarter again, which we absolutely had to do" - head coach Tom Coughlin after the Giants' win in Arizona yesterday.

Tags: Giants-Cardinals, New York Giants, New York Giants News
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The Giants scored three times in the fourth quarter to overcome a 10-point deficit vs the Arizona Cardinals this afternoon in Glendale, winning in thrilling fashion, 31-27.

The Giants were aided by a late-game call by the officials in which they deemed WR Victor Cruz had given himself up after catching an Eli Manning pass. Cruz actually stumbled and fell to the ground untouched. He rose from the turf, leaving the football to a group of Cardinal defenders - a clear fumble that would have given Arizona the ball and the game.

The officials ruled the play dead and therefore non-reviewable. On the next play, Eli hit Hakeem Nicks for 29-yard score to take the lead with under three minutes remaining.

Tags: Giants-Cardinals, New York Giants Blogs, New York Giants News, NFL Week 4
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The Giants beat the Cardinals by a score of 31 to 27 in what will surely be a controversial, talked-about finish. Fourth quarter thoughts are below, and the rest of my in-game thoughts can be found in previous posts.

- Jake Ballard caught a pass from the opposite side of the field from Eli Manning and was tackled at the one yard line. It was originally ruled a touchdown, but the officials correctly placed the ball at the one yard line, and Brandon Jacobs punched it in on the next play.

- Kolb lobbed a deep ball to Larry Fitzgerald that was picked off by former Cardinal Antrel Rolle who leapt in front of the all pro receiver and gave the ball back to the offense in great field position at their own 42.

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- Larry Fitzgerald caught a 47-yard circus catch, taking the ball away from Deon Grant and clutching it in his arm pit as he fell to the ground, inside the Giants' ten yard line. Beanie Wells then punched it in from one yard out to put the Cardinals back on top by three.

- Rex Hadnot is one of the greatest names in sports. Or maybe one of the worst.

- The Giants were flagged for two holds on their first drive of the quarter, both of which cancelled out first downs. Ahmad Bradshaw was then stuffed on third and one, and he was not helped out by his blockers. The offense is shooting itself in the foot right now.

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- Is it just me, or does Kevin Kolb look a lot like actor Joshua Jackson? A loss here would be tougher to swallow if it came at the hands of Pacey from Dawson's Creek.

- The Cardinals marched down the field but were again held to a 27-yard Feely field goal. The Giants' defense missed some key tackles and allowed Larry Fitzgerald to convert on a 4th and 1 reception. So far, the Cardinals have dominated in total yards and time of possession.

- Ahmad Bradshaw burst through the defensive line nearly untouched for a thirteen yard touchdown run to put the Giants on top. The right side of the offensive line did a great job of clearing space, and Hakeem Nicks had two key receptions on the drive.

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- Let's hope Manning can recapture his 2007 playoff form at the site of Super Bowl 42. Has anyone seen David Tyree?

- Ahmad Bradshaw lost a fumble for the first time this season, giving the Cardinals the ball inside the Giants twenty yard line. The defense held, though, and forced a 27-yard Jay Feely field goal.

- Arizona started their second drive at midfield and drove down to around the Giants' twenty, before Osi Umenyiora made his presence felt by swatting the ball from Kevin Kolb's hand for a sack and forced fumble. Jacquian Williams recovered the football for a huge early turnover.

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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 (2-1), who knocked off the "Dream Team" in Philadelphia last week, are in Arizona to face the 1-2 Cardinals, who are coming off two close road losses.

Kickoff: 4:15pm Eastern

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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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