N.Y. Giants 31, Arizona 27

Sunday, October 2, 2011 4:05 PM
WHEN: 4:05 PM EST, Sunday, October 2, 2011
WHERE: University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Jerome Boger
ATTENDANCE: 60496

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
N.Y. Giants 0 10 0 21 31
Arizona 3 3 14 7 27

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
N.Y. Giants 3-1 1-0 2-1 W3
Arizona 1-3 1-1 0-2 L3

Recap


Eli Manning threw two touchdowns in the final four minutes as the visiting New York Giants overcame a 10-point deficit en route to a 31-27 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs each rushed for a touchdown for the Giants (3-1), who have won three straight since falling at Washington in their opener.

Manning, whose fumble deep in New York territory led directly to a touchdown for the Cardinals (1-3) in the third quarter, made up for any miscues down the stretch and finished 27 of 40 for 321 yards and two touchdowns.

The Giants were down, 27-17 after Beanie Wells rushed for his third touchdown with 5:16 remaining.

New York went to its no-huddle attack on the ensuing drive and needed only 1:39 to drive 80 yards. Manning hit Hakeem Nicks to bring the Giants to the 2-yard line and then found tight end Jake Ballard for a leaping catch along the back line of the end zone to make it 27-24.

After forcing a three-and-out on defense, New York then needed just two plays to take the lead.

With 2:39 left, Nicks beat rookie corner Patrick Peterson on the left side. Manning, working out of the shotgun, heaved a perfect pass that Nicks caught in stride just in front of the goal line before safety help arrived over the top.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
N.Y. Giants   Arizona
Ahmad Bradshaw Player Beanie Wells
12 Attempts 27
39 Yards 138
3.2 Avg Yards 5.1
1 Touchdowns 3
13 Long 39
Receiving
N.Y. Giants   Arizona
Hakeem Nicks Player Larry Fitzgerald
10 Receptions 8
162 Yards 102
16.2 Avg Yards 12.8
1 Touchdowns 0
29 Long 47

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
N.Y. Giants 360 54 306 4 1 1 4.0 1
Arizona 368 156 212 3 2 0 1.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Minnesota. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .250 after a win and .250 after a loss.
  • N.Y. Giants will play their next game at home against Seattle. The Giants have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .750 after a loss.
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