At some point NY Giants quarterback Eli Manning is going to snap out of his funk and the Giants will get back on track. Giants fans surely hope that’s what happens in today’s NY Giants / Arizona Cardinals game, because the other team’s quarterback looked large and in charge in Arizona’s Week 1 win.
Six days removed from that Monday Night Football victory, Palmer has been ruled questionable for today’s Cardinals / Giants game. Palmer last week went 24-for-37 for 304 yards and a touchdown, but a nagging nerve injury in his right (throwing) shoulder may sideline him today.
In theory that’s good news for New York. Then again, Palmer was ruled questionable three times last season and ended up starting, and winning, all three games.
If Palmer doesn’t play, the Cardinals would have to rely on backup QB Drew Stanton, but it’s more likely that they’d turn instead to their ground game. Running back Andre Ellington is expected to play today after making the trip to New York. That’s a far cry from the prognosis that he was going to miss “significant time” with a foot injury.
While everything smells fine for the Cardinals, everything about the NY Giants has a far different odor. Not only was their secondary torched in their opener last Monday, but their offense behind QB Eli Manning only mustered 197 yards. The result? The NFL’s 31st-ranked total offense.
This season is the NY Giants’ 90th in the NFL, a milestone the team will celebrate during today’s home opener. The biggest gift the Giants could give fans as they leave today’s Cardinals / Giants game is a victory. But with a struggling offense and defense, it’s no wonder the Giants are 2.5-point underdogs today.
You can watch today’s Arizona Cardinals / NY Giants football game on TV on FOX. Kickoff is scheduled for 1:00pm EST / 10:00am PST from MetLife Stadium. You can also watch Cardinals vs Giants game online free live Week 2 using the FOX Sports video website or DirecTV’s website. The latter requires you to have an NFL Sunday Ticket MAX package, which requires a subscription. All subscribers can watch the game online free via the DirecTV live stream if they’re stuck using a smartphone, tablet or PC.