8:20 PM ET, October 25, 2009
Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Arizona Cardinals conquered their House of Horrors with a new approach: scary defense.A team built around the passing of Kurt Warner and receiving of Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin could be downright dominant with a stingy defense. And it sure wasn't the offense that carried the Cardinals to just their third win in 18 visits to the Meadowlands, 24-17 over the New York Giants on Sunday night.
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After leading the Giants to a 5-0 start, Eli Manning and New York are 0-2 in their last two games. Manning struggled Sunday night against the Cardinals one week after falling to the Saints.
|First 5 gms||Last 2 gms|
-- ESPN Stats and Information
• Kurt Warner was 20 for 36 for 231 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the Cardinals' third straight victory. Warner has 7 TDs and 2 INTs in the Cards' four wins.
• Eli Manning was 19 for 37 for 243 yards with a touchdown and 3 INTs. It's the sixth time in his career he's had at least three picks in a game.
• The Giants lost consecutive regular-season games for the first time since December of last season.
• Arizona won three straight regular-season games for the first time since last November and back-to-back road games for the first time since 2001.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Warner finished 26 of 30 for 231 yards, and Wells rushed for 67 yards ... Fitzgerald finished with six catches for 83 yards ... Rookie Nicks caught four balls for 80 yards ... Wright said he saw a field mouse run onto the field and "wasn't sure if it was a big, old rat." He got plenty of teasing from teammates when he scurried away from the rodent.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.8||5.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-4||1-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||13:34||Brandon Jacobs 4 Yard Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 29 yds, 0:38
|TD||4:31||Beanie Wells 13 Yard Run (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 46 yds, 3:09
|TD||2:23||Hakeem Nicks 62 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 75 yds, 2:09
|FG||0:20||Neil Rackers 30 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 51 yds, 1:54
|TD||10:23||Tim Hightower 1 Yard Run (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 7 plays, 55 yds, 3:42
|TD||2:40||Jason Wright 6 Yard Pass From Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 20 yds, 1:37
|FG||8:28||Lawrence Tynes 20 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 42 yds, 4:57