Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants: TV/Radio Schedule, Time, Prediction


Sep 8, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) against the San Diego Chargers at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The Arizona Cardinals (1-0) head east on Sunday to take on the New York Giants (0-1) at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. The Cardinals defeated the San Diego Chargers 18-17 and the Giants lost to the Detroit Lions 35-14.  Both teams played Monday night.  These two teams last met in 2011 in Glendale, AZ with the Giants winning 31-27.

Game time: 10 am MST

TV: FOX – Channel 10 Phoenix (Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch)

Radio: Arizona Sports 98.7 FM (Dave Pasch, Ron Wolfley, Paul Calvisi), Spanish – Jose 106.9/107.1 FM (Gabriel Trujillo, Rolando Cantu).  Sirius XM 227/Sirius XM Internet 820 (Giants feed),  Sirius XM Internet 800 (Cardinals Feed).

Line: Arizona -2.5

The focus for the Cardinals this week will be to put more points on the board.  Despite 304 yards passing from quarterback Carson Palmer and 109 yards rushing from the Cards as a team, they didn’t manage to make the end zone until the fourth quarter in Monday night’s victory.  Despite the Giants lack of offense themselves and their poor defense against the Lions, this is still in New York in a hostile environment.  Remember, this is a week to week proposition.  What happened last week happened last week.

The Cardinals will need to hope everyone can play, including running back Andre Ellington.  The Cards will still need a balanced attack despite the Giants apparent inability to cover receivers.  They can’t fall into a trap of being one-dimensional, even if that appears to be successful early in the game.  If Ellington, who did not practice Thursday, can’t go, the plan will be the same as last week.  You’ll see more Jonathan Dwyer and Stepfan Taylor.

As for the Giants, quarterback Eli Manning had a poor week against the Lions and should be facing even tougher competition this week.  Manning threw for 163 yards Monday night with one touchdown and two interceptions.  The Cards could feast on him as Manning is till learning the West Coast Offense. However the Cards did give up some big plays to Philip Rivers last week, so they are vulnerable at times.  The Cards will need to focus on tight end Larry Donnell.  He caught five passes for 56 yard and a touchdown against Detroit.

This will be closer than most of us would probably like but I will still take the Cards.  I will take the Cardinals 24-22 over the Giants.