With a 25-14 win over the New York Giants, the Arizona Cardinals improved their record to 2-0 despite missing starting quarterback Carson Palmer.
The Arizona Cardinals had to play their Week 2 game without their starting quarterback, Carson Palmer, but they defeated the New York Giants, 25-14. Forcing four turnovers proved to be a difference maker for the Cardinals.
Drew Stanton took over as the Cardinals’ starting quarterback. Although he did not throw a touchdown pass, Stanton never turned the ball over. However, he was susceptible to the Giants pass rush as he was sacked four times.
Running back Andre Ellington carried the load on offense with 91 rushing yards on 15 carries, and wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald led the team in receiving yards with 51 despite Palmer’s absence to redeem himself from last week.
For the Giants, quarterback Eli Manning was able to move the chains with 277 yards and two touchdown passes, but he also threw two interceptions.
Rashad Jennings rushed for 64 yards on 18 carries but lost a fumble, and tight end Larry Donnell led the team in receiving with 81 yards on seven receptions.
This loss pushes the Giants’ record to 0-2.