Sunday Night Football Picks: Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants

Vernon CroyCorrespondent IOctober 24, 2009

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 28:  Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders perform during the game against the Green Bay Packers at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 28, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Packers defeated the Cardinals 44-37.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Sunday night is always a time to watch some good football, and this week will be no different. The Arizona Cardinals and the New York Giants square off in what should be a great NFC matchup.

The Giants are coming off of their first loss of the season and a pretty bad one at that. They took a beating last week against the Saints.

The Cardinals were struggling early on, but have finally started playing well and come in with a 3-2 record. So what should we expect out of both teams as far as Free Sunday Night Football Picks go?

For the Cardinals, it’s all about the passing game. They are led by two-time NFL MVP Kurt Warner at quarterback. Even though he is getting older, he is still one of the most accurate passers in NFL history.

When Warner throws the ball, a trio of talented receivers are there to catch it. Larry Fitzgerald is arguably the most talented receiver in the NFL today. His ability to go up in traffic and catch the ball is what separates him from the pack.

On the other side is Anquan Boldin, who is one of the best receivers in the league in his own right. He has been struggling with injuries all season and is listed as questionable going into this game because of a high ankle sprain.

If he can’t go, Steve Breaston will fill in, who was a 1,000-yard receiver last season as the third wideout. The Cardinals offense should be able to score some points, but the question will be whether the defense can stop the Giants offense.

The Giants will try to regroup after an embarrassing loss to the Saints last week. They hope to get it going again on the ground with Brandon Jacobs as well as through the air.

With Eli Manning at quarterback, they have spread the ball around nicely so far this year. He has found Steve Smith, Mario Manningham, and Hakeem Nicks with regularity. Expect this to be a pretty even matchup for both teams.

Check out Vernon Croy’s Expert Sunday Night Football Picks for week 7.