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The abysmal 2017 season for the New York Giants hit a new low on Christmas Eve as they were shutout by the Arizona Cardinals 23-0.

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The New York Giants now sit at 2-13 the most losses in the franchises 93-year history. They’re also an embarrassing 0-11 against the NFC this season.

The Giants offense looked lethargic was non-existent the entire game. Their first four possessions went punt, punt, interception, punt.

The Cardinals began the scoring on their second drive of the game going 46 yards on nine plays culminating in a Phil Dawson 21-yard field goal.

Big Blue had a chance to tie the game with 9:01 remaining in the second quarter, but Aldrick Rosas missed wide left on a 33-yard field goal attempt.

The Cardinals would extend their lead to 10-0 just before halftime as Drew Stanton connected with Larry Fitzgerald on a 13-yard touchdown.

Arizona would strike again on the opening possession of second-half going 75 yards on 11 plays as Stanton connected with John Brown on a 15-yard touchdown. The PAT failed as the kick went wide right.

The Giants defense made one of the few highlights on the day with 55 seconds remaining in the third quarter as Ross Cockrell intercepted Stanton in the end zone on a pass that was intended for Fitzgerald.

Just has the Giants defense taketh the offense gave it away three plays later as Eli Manning was strip-sacked by Deone Bucannon, and the ball was recovered by Robert Nkemdiche who ran it back 21 yards for the touchdown that closed out the scoring.

Based on how inept the Giants offense looked today and the fact that this has been the worst season in the history of the franchise, you have to begin to wonder if next week will be Eli Manning’s last game as a Giant.

Jason's first love was football while growing up in northern New Jersey. For the past three years, he has covered the New York Giants, as well as several boxing events along the East Coast.