Breaking down the Arizona Cardinals final eight games

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 08: Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals scores a rushing touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at State Farm Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)
GLENDALE, ARIZONA - NOVEMBER 08: Kyler Murray #1 of the Arizona Cardinals scores a rushing touchdown against the Miami Dolphins at State Farm Stadium on November 08, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images) /
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LANDOVER, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Jabrill Peppers #21 of the New York Giants reacts after recovering a fumble in the first quarter against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on November 08, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, MARYLAND – NOVEMBER 08: Jabrill Peppers #21 of the New York Giants reacts after recovering a fumble in the first quarter against the Washington Football Team at FedExField on November 08, 2020 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /

at New York Giants

Not a single game in the NFL comes easy, but if there is one remaining game on the schedule the Cardinals have no excuse to take, it comes against the New York Giants. The team is injury-riddled and their starting quarterback, Daniel Jones, has been a turnover machine since entering the league in 2019.

Through nine games, the Giants have scored a meager 168 points and have allowed 219. Over their last 25 games, they’re 4-0 against the Washington Football Team, and 2-19 against the rest of the NFL. Their centerpiece, Saquon Barkley, landed on IR with a  torn ACL and they have a head coach in Joe Judge who appears to be totally overwhelmed by the mental demands of being a head coach in the NFL.

This is a team where the Cardinals must build an early lead with a few big plays. Their defense must stay aggressive all game to prevent a potential second-half comeback. But given the Cardinals inconsistency against bad football teams in 2020, let’s not assume this one to be an automatic W just yet.