Newq York Giants Game Notes
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The disappointing 2-12 New York Giants head to the desert this weekend as they take on Bruce Arians’ Arizona Cardinals.


New York Giants (2-12) at Arizona Cardinals (6-8)


The New York Giants make their first appearance at University of Phoenix Stadium since 2011 (31-27 win). The former NFC East rivals meet for only eight time since 2002 and first time since ’14. The Cardinals posted a 25-14 win at MetLife Stadium in ’14 in these teams’ last meeting. The road team has won 4 straight meetings in the series dating back to ’08.

Giants by the Numbers:

  • Lost to Eagles, 34-29, in Week 15
  • 2-12 record in ’17 (11-5, reached playoffs in ’16)
  • Lost 4 straight games
  • QB Eli Manning: 44 TD passes, 26 INT in 29 reg. season games since ’16 (65 TD passes, 28 INT in 32 games from 2014-15)
  • Allowed 355 points, 39 offensive TD in 14 games in ’17 (allowed 284 points, 25 offensive TD in ‘16)
  • Allowed 30 TD passes, totaled 8 INT in 14 games in ’17 (allowed 15 TD passes, totaled 17 INT in ‘16)
  • Scored 228 points, 24 offensive TD in 14 games in ’17 (scored 310 points, 32 offensive TD in ’16

Cardinals by the Numbers:

  • Lost to Redskins, 20-15, in Week 15
  • 13-16-1 record in last 30 games dating back to ’16 (13-3, won NFC West in ‘15)
  • Allowed 53 offensive TD in last 20 games dating back to ’16 (allowed 17 offensive TD in first 10 games in ’16)
  • Allowed 337 points in 14 games in ‘17 (allowed 362 points in ’16)
  • Allowed 102 points in 6 wins, 235 points in 8 losses in ’17
  • Allowed 31-plus points in 6-of-14 games in ’17

Things to look for:

The last time these clubs met, it was Arizona Cardinals’ quarterback Drew Stanton that led his team to a win over the New York Giants in East Rutherford. The veteran backup is at the helm for Bruce Arians’ club as they look to close their season with two wins and a .500 record.

Steve Spagnuolo’s club extended a lot of energy last week and squandered a 13-point lead in a loss to the Eagles. New York’s long season continues.

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