NFL

The Arizona Cardinals Cruised Past the New York Giants 26-7

Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 in MetLife Stadium in New York was a day of celebration for the Arizona Cardinals fans, as their team cruised past the New York Giants in a 26-7 victory. The Cardinals rode a rushing game that produced 159 yards and one rushing touchdown, to go along with a Kyler Murray performance of 244 yards, one touchdown.

Murray finished the game completing 24 of 35 passes, to lead the way for the Cardinals. He ended up with an overall QB rating of 97.80, coming from a performance that included 244 yards, one touchdown, and zero interceptions for the game.

The Cardinals deployed a rushing game led by Kenyan Drake and Chase Edmonds. For the game, Drake carried the ball 23 times and rushed for 80 yards, leading to one touchdown. Edmonds supplemented by carrying the ball seven times for a total of 32 yards. In the passing game, the Cardinals’ top receivers were Christian Kirk and DeAndre Hopkins. Kirk caught three passes for a total of 14 yards, while Hopkins contributed with 136 yards from nine passes.

On the defensive side of the football, the Cardinals produced five forced fumbles, five tackles for loss, eight sacks and no defensive touchdowns.

Daniel Jones led the Giants in a losing effort with 127 yards, completing 11 of 21 passes, zero interceptions, and no touchdowns, for a QB rating of 70.90.

The rushing game for the Giants was led by Wayne Gallman Jr and Dion Lewis. For the game, Gallman Jr rushed for 57 yards from carrying the football 12 times. Meanwhile Lewis carried the ball 2 times for a total of 14 yards. For the passing game, the top receivers for the Giants included Sterling Shepard and Golden Tate III. Shepard caught three passes for a total of 35 yards, while Tate III contributed with 39 yards from one pass.

For the game, the Giants defensive effort yielded two forced fumbles, one tackle for loss and one sack. This was not enough to help their team to a victory.

After this game, the Cardinals improved to a record of 7-6, while the Giants dropped to a 5-8 record.