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
TV: FOX (Ch 5 in NYC) Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston, Tony Siragusa
Radio: WFAN 660AM Bob Papa, Carl Banks and Howard Cross SIRIUS: 85 (NYG), 149 (Arz) XM: 234 (Arz)
The Line: Giants -1.5 (O/U 44.5)
Last Meeting: 10/25/09: Cardinals 24 at Giants 17. Arizona outscores New York 14-0 in decisive 3rd quarter. Cardinals RBs Beanie Wells & Tim Hightower each record rush TD.
Last Meeting at Site: 11/23/08: Giants 37, Cardinals 29. New York QB Eli Manning throws 3 TD passes on same field as Super Bowl XLII MVP performance to help Giants improve to 10-1.
InjuriesGiants - Out: CB Prince Amukamara (foot), WR Brandon Stokley (quadricep) Questionable: LS Zak DeOssie (back), DE Justin Tuck (groin, neck), DE Osi Umenyiora (knee) Probable: WR Mario Manningham (concussion), WR Hakeem Nicks (knee)
Cardinals - Out: TE Jim Dray (pectoral) Questionable: KR LaRod Stephens-Howling (hand), WR Chansi Stuckey (hamstring), RB Chris Wells (hamstring) Probable: TE Todd Heap (ribs), LB Paris Lenon (groin)
Giants NotesQB Eli Manning is 1-0 at Arizona, completing 26 of 33 (78.8 pct.) for 240 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 127.3 rating. Including playoffs, when Manning has 120+ rating (min. 10 att.), Giants are 10-1. Last week had 4 TDs & 145.7 rating…
RB Ahmad Bradshaw had 139 scrimmage yards (86 rush, 53 rec.) in Week 3. RB Brandon Jacobs aims for 3rd in row vs. Arizona with rush TD…
WR Victor Cruz had career-high 110 yards & 2 TDs (74, 28 yards) last week. WR Hakeem Nicks had 62-yard TD catch in last meeting. WR Mario Manningham has 14 career TDs & 12 have been 20+ yards. Averages 36.4 yards per TD catch in career (510 yards)…
DE Justin Tuck aims for 3rd meeting in row with FF. Had sack in last game at Arz. LB Michael Boley had sack, INT & FF in 10/1/06 game vs. Arz. (with Atl.), only game in career with INT, sack & FF. DE Jason Pierre-Paul has 9 sacks in past 9. Had 2 sacks last week. LB Mathias Kiwanuka had sack in last meeting. S Antrel Rolle was 1st round pick (No. 8) by Arz. in 2005 & spent 5 years with Cards (2005-09)…C
Cardinals NotesLead NFC averaging 7.3 yards per 1st down play…In 10 career starts, QB Kevin Kolb has 7 games with 250+ pass yards, incl. all 3 starts with Arz…
RB Beanie Wells had rush TD in last game vs. NYG…In past 3 meetings, WR Larry Fitzgerald has 24 catches for 309 yards (103 per game) & TD. Had 67th career TD catch last week & passed Roy Green (66) for most rec. TDs by Cardinal.
WR Early Doucet is averaging 17.5 yards per catch (175 yards, 10 catches). TE Todd Heap had 6 catches last week & needs 24 to reach 500 for career (476)…
S Adrian Wilson had INT & FR in last game vs. NYG. Is 1 of 5 S in NFL history with 20+ sacks (22.5) & 25+ INTs (26). Since start of 2005, Wilson (19.5) has most sacks by DB & S Kerry Rhodes (12) ties for 2nd. Since start of 2007, DT Darnell Dockett has 29.5 sacks, most by DT (incl. playoffs).
DE Calais Campbell had sack in last game vs. NYG. Had 2.5 sacks in Week 3. Rookie CB Patrick Peterson had 1st career INT last week.