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Giants Disappoint Against Cardinals

New York Giants lost to Arizona Cardinals 24-17, in nationally televised, Sunday night game. It was a very disappointing game for Giants, and their second straight loss.

Giants led 14-7 in second quarter, after Cardinal Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie deflected an Eli Manning pass intended for Mario Manningham, with an incredible acrobatic leap. Hakeem Nicks grabbed the deflection, and turned into a 62 yard touchdown, his fourth touchdown in the last four games.

Sadly, New York Giants only scored another three points because of unimaginative play calling, a fumble, and three interceptions. I think Steve Smith’s first reception, with 10 minutes left in the game, was the first pass Manning threw up the middle, where he is most accurate. Manning finished 19/37 for 243 yards — 62 on deflection to Hicks. Manning also committed two delay-of-game penalties. Giants and Cardinals each had seven penalties.

Giants defensive line rarely pressured Cardinal Quarterback Kurt Warner, who finished 20/36 for 231 yards and 1 TD. Giants Cornerback Terrell Thomas made several great plays on Warner passes, and kept score close.

Coming Up

Giants must improve next week, against Philadelphia Eagles.

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