Giants At Cardinals – The Playbook: Three Keys For Massive Blue

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GIANTS AT CARDINALS, at UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX STADIUM

When: four:25 p.m.

TV: Ch. 5

LINE: Cardinals by three

The Giants head right into a Christmas Eve matchup with one other staff having a disappointing season within the Arizona Cardinals. Each the Giants and Cardinals had playoff aspirations earlier than the season however now the Giants are battling for a the highest draft choose whereas the Cardinals are eradicated from postseason rivalry. Listed below are the three keys:

QUICK START

Final week the Giants jumped proper out of the sport with a 13-play, 75-yard landing drive to open the sport towards the Eagles. Eli Manning threw the ball the primary six performs of the sport and the Giants carried that momentum by the primary quarter, scoring on their first three drives of the sport. The Cardinals protection, significantly secondary, is a lot better than Philadelphia’s, however it will likely be essential for the Giants to copy that quick begin.

SPECIAL TEAMS

The Giants particular groups has not been nice all season and final week it price them 4 factors with a blocked area purpose and blocked additional level. Additionally they allowed a blocked punt, which arrange an Eagles landing. That’s 12 factors the Giants particular groups price them. The Giants can’t afford to go away factors off the board or assist the Cardinals out in any means.

DREW STANTON

The Cardinals are going with a not totally wholesome Drew Stanton over Blaine Gabbert as their quarterback this Sunday. Stanton remains to be recovering from a knee harm from Week 10 however head coach Bruce Arians mentioned Stanton’s mobility is again, which may help him escape stress and lengthen the play. That’s, if the Giants get any stress in any respect. Jason Pierre-Paul is questionable this weekend and the Giants pass-rush has been underwhelming all season however they might want to put Stanton’s knee to check early and pressure him to make performs.

INJURY REPORT

Giants: LB B.J. Goodson (ankle) and WR Tavarres King (concussion) are OUT. S Nat Berhe (hamstring), S Landon Collins (ankle), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (finger) are QUESTIONABLE.

Cardinals: LB Josh Bynes (ankle), TE Troy Niklas (ankle) and G Earl Watford (ankle) are OUT. S Antoine Bethea (knee), WR John Brown (toe), LB Karlos Dansby (knee), LB Gabe Martin (hamstring), DL Olson Pierre (sickness), WR Chad Williams (sickness), RB Kerwynn Williams (quad/ribs) are QUESTIONABLE.

 
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