There was a whole lot of discuss in regards to the Cardinals tanking after they traded linebacker Isaiah Simmons to the Giants for a seventh-round choose earlier than the beginning of the common season. Nevertheless, Sunday’s sport between the 2 groups is contradicting these rumors. Within the first half-hour of play, Arizona has been dominating. They’ve picked up 16 first downs, turned the Giants over, and scored all the factors. The newest factors got here from a Matt Prater area objective, giving the Cardinals a 20-point lead with just one:09 left within the half. Alternatively, the Giants have been struggling on each offense and protection. They’ve but to attain a single level within the first six quarters of the season, getting outscored 60-0. This lackluster efficiency has stunned many, even those that predicted some regression for the Giants after final yr’s playoff win.
The sport began with Arizona lacking a area objective on their opening drive. Nevertheless, the Giants’ offense, led by Daniel Jones, did not benefit from the chance. They punted the ball proper again to the Cardinals, who shortly discovered their rhythm. James Conner’s landing run and Joshua Dobbs’ dashing rating established an 86-yard drive for the Cardinals. The Giants did handle to place collectively a good drive of their very own earlier than Prater’s last area objective, however Saquon Barkley’s drop resulted in an interception for the second consecutive week. With zero factors on the scoreboard and their efforts thwarted by a Zaven Collins sack on the ultimate play of the half, the Giants have little to be optimistic about heading into the second half.