The New York Giants (2-1) will hope to keep their recent offensive success streak going as they take on the Arizona Cardinals (1-2) at 4:05 p.m. on FOX. Giants fans will surely hope that Eli Manning, Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Jacobs and Victor Cruz continue stuffing the stat sheets, and Cardinals fans should yearn to see the Kevin Kolb to Larry Fitzgerald connection back in full swing after a fairly wretched performance against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 3.
Key for this game will be the health of Cardinals running back Beanie Wells, who has been slowed by a hamstring injury. Wells’ 183 rushing yards and 5.7 yards-per-carry average will be much-needed against a New York defense only allowed 3.6 yards per carry on the year. If Wells can't go or is limited, LaRod Stephens-Howling and Chester Taylor will need to pick up the slack.
The Giants, who are currently third in the NFC East, need this win to stay competitive with the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys—and possibly keep the Philadelphia Eagles in last place. Manning has looked much better in the deep passing game in the last few games and has been getting a variety of players involved in the offense, including Bradshaw and Jacobs. The one-two punch from the ground game will be crucial in exploiting Arizona’s 27th-ranked run defense.
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