Giants Return To Super Bowl Site, Improve to 10-1

The last time Eli Manning and the Giants were in Glendale, Arizona they won Super Bowl XXII. Manning had won the MVP award for his performance in that game, a game that established him as an elite NFL QB. Yesterday, the Giants returned to the scene of their Super Bowl win. They left with the same result, a win. They beat the Arizona Cardinals 37-29, snapping Arizona's 7 game home winning streak.

“It’s just a totally different feel, it’s just a different time,” Manning said. “You never really compared it to the last time we were here. We knew we’d have a tough contest with Arizona.”

Manning threw for 3 touchdowns and went 26-33, 240 yds passing. The Giants were without RB Brandon Jacobs who was out with a knee injury and they also lost WR Plaxico Burress in the 1st quarter beacuse he injured his hamstring. This was no problem for Eli who led the offense to 37 points, thus marking the 4th week in a row they have scored at least 30 points. Domenik Hixon had kickoff returns of 83 and 68 yards and caught 6 passes for 57. Manning connected with a 10 yard pass to Kevin Boss in the 4th quarter. Kicker John Carney also connected on 3 field goals.

The Cardinals, led by QB Kurt Warner did their best to stay with the Giants. Warner was 32-for-52 and passed for 351 yards, the 5th straight game in which he passed for at least 300. He was intercepted once and fumbled once, both leading to Giants touchdowns.

“They’re a good defense and we matched up with them very well and went toe to toe with them for 60 minutes,” Warner said. “Of course, you never want to go away a loser and that part is disappointing. I think you leave from this game and move ahead. If we eliminate some of the mistakes we can play with anybody in the league.”

The Giants improved to 10-1 on the season. They are defending their championship with pride and passion. They have stepped up to every challenge that has come their way this season. Yesterday was another win on the road for New York. One would think that the Giants at some point would lose some steam but they have continued to roll. They are the best team in the NFL without question. The schedule gets a little tougher next week as the Giants travel down to Washington to play the Redskins, a team they took care of at the Medowlands in Week 1. The 'Skins have played well and are 7-4 on the year and should provide the G-men another challenge. I guess when you're the defending champs nothing comes easy the second time around. Let's see how far the Giants go with this hot streak.
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