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The Giants scored three times in the fourth quarter to overcome a 10-point deficit vs the Arizona Cardinals this afternoon in Glendale, winning in thrilling fashion, 31-27.
The Giants were aided by a late-game call by the officials in which they deemed WR Victor Cruz had given himself up after catching an Eli Manning pass. Cruz actually stumbled and fell to the ground untouched. He rose from the turf, leaving the football to a group of Cardinal defenders – a clear fumble that would have given Arizona the ball and the game.
The officials ruled the play dead and on the next play, Eli hit Hakeem Nicks for 29-yard score to take the lead with under three minutes remaining.
Manning was 27-40 for 321 yards and had 2 TDs passing with no INTs. He did have a costly fumble though, losing the football deep in Giants’ territory.
Nicks caught ten passes for 162 yards and the game-winning TD. Cruz had another big day: six catches for 98 yards. TE Jake Ballard made a nice grab in the rear of th...
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http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2011/10/eli_manning_finds_familiar_tar.htmlEli Manning throws a pass in the Giants' 31-27 win over the Cardinals.By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 10/3/11
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2011/10/giants-cardinals_a_look_back_a.htmlWide receiver Victor Cruz might not have been meaning to give himself up but that was the ruling on his non-fumble against the Cardinals - and it was the proper call.By Mike Garafolo - Star Ledger 10/3/11
I have to give credit to Eli Manning and his great play in the fourth quarter against the Cardinals on Sunday. I have been extremely critical of Eli since he came into the league in 2004. Last Sunday, (in the same arena where Eli won a Super bowl) a certain magic reinserted into the signal caller for the New York Giants. Eli Manning threw for 321 yards without throwing a single...
Eli Manning acknowledged the Giants "got a break'' when officials ruled that an apparent crucial fumble by Victor Cruz wasn't a fumble after all.
http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2011/10/02/eli-leads-g-men-to-late-victory/New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) reacts to a decision to review a play against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011, in Glendale, Ariz. The Giants won 31-27. (AP Photo/Matt York)By Bob Baum - AP Sports Writer 10/3/11
Someone up there likes the Giants.
On a play when it appeared Victor Cruz handed away the game by simply letting the ball roll out of his grasp while the Giants were driving in an attempt to score a go-ahead touchdown, the referees intervened to hand the Giants a win. The referee, to the bewilderment of anyone watching the game, ruled that Cruz gave himself up on the play when it...
The Giants beat the Cardinals Sunday with a fantastic 4th quarter comeback. Eli Manning was again efficient in the second half, and superb in the 4th quarter. Eli is 32-40 for 415 yards, 4TD’s and no INT’s in the second half of games in the past … [visit site to read more]Giants Finish Cardinals - GMEN HQ - GMEN HQ - A NY Giants Blog
http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2011/10/giants_gameday_arizona_cardina.htmlHakeem Nicks and the Giants' wide receivers today will take on an Arizona Cardinals team with an inexperienced secondary.By Zach Berman - Star Ledger 10/2/11
New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin said he believes referees ruled correctly Sunday when they determined wide receiver Victor Cruz did not fumble after a catch on the Giants' game-winning touchdown drive.
Nicks scored the winning TD yesterday
by Jon Wagner
“We just kept playing. We hung in there. We found a way to finish. We won the fourth quarter again, which we absolutely had to do” – head coach Tom Coughlin after the Giants’ win in Arizona yesterday.
Four seasons ago, quarterback Eli Manning and the New York Giants got the biggest fourth-quarter touchdown a team could possibly...
A controversial ruling on a would-be fumble prolonged a New York Giants' fourth-quarter drive and aided in the team's come-from-behind victory against the Arizona Cardinals.
With 3:00 remaining in the game and the Giants trailing by three, wide receiver Victor Cruz fell to the ground untouched and dropped the football as he rose from the turf. Arizona recovered and, for a...
It took almost the entire game for the Giants to rediscover the momentum that they thought they carried with them from their win in Philadelphia last week. But they did it just in time. The Giants scored 21 points in a remarkable fourth quarter, including a 29-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Hakeem Nicks with 2:39 remaining, to escape Arizona with a 31-27 win.
All week we heard about the great receiver we going to witness in the Giants-Cardinals game. His name is Larry Fitzgerald and he is possibly headed to the Hall of Fame.
On the Giants’ sideline, they have superstar of their own. His name is Hakeem Nicks. Yesterday, he did what Arizona fans are accustomed to what Fitzgerald usually does.
Fitzgerald had eight catches for 102 yards...
Eli Manning isn't perfect, still not quite Tom Brady. There are wayward passes and there was a devastating fumble against the Cards. But he's distributing the ball nicely to his receivers despite the lack of a real running game. He managed two comeback drives and delivered on that 29-yard fade to Hakeem Nicks for the winner.
Photos of the absolutely awesome game between the NY Giants vs the Arizona Cardinals week 4 of the 2011 NFL season. This was a great comeback win for the G-Men!
New York Giants Eli Manning shakes hands with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald
NY Giants Mathias Kiwanuka tackles Arizona Cardinals TE Rob Housler
New York Giants TE Jake Ballard scores 4th quarter touchdown...