Week 2 of the 2033 NFL season will see the New York Giants (0-1) visit the Arizona Cardinals (0-1) on Sunday afternoon.
New York was embarrassed 40-0 by the Dallas Cowboys in its Week 1 loss. The Giants mustered just 63 passing yards while turning the ball over thrice. Meanwhile, Arizona dropped its season opener to the Washington Commanders 20-16. The Commanders scored the final ten points off the game while the Arizona offense failed to score a touchdown.
Giants vs. Cardinals Betting Odds
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Odds courtesy of PointsBet Sportsbook
Fixture: New York Giants @ Arizona Cardinals
Date & Time: Sunday, September 17, 4:05 p.m. EDT
Venue: State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, Arizona
Giants vs. Cardinals Key Stats
The New York offense was discomfited in Week 1, getting shutout for the first time in 16 years. Quarterback Daniel Jones, who signed a megadeal this offseason with New York, went 15-for-28 for 104 yards and no scores with two interceptions. They averaged an NFL-worst 1.7 net yards per attempt in the season opener. Meanwhile, the rushing attack sat at just 3.9 yards per attempt, the 16th-best mark in Week 1.
The New York defense was equally embarrassing, causing no turnovers in the shutout. They did well against a non-aggressive passing attack but allowed the Cowboys to run for 122 yards and three touchdowns on 30 rush attempts.
The Cardinals’ offense struggled in their season opener at Washington. Offseason acquisition Josh Dobbs went 21-for-30 but threw for just 132 yards and no touchdowns. Arizona was slightly better running the ball, posting 96 yards on 25 attempts.
Defensively, the Cardinals showed flashes of excellence last Sunday. They held Commanders quarterback Sam Howell to just 156 yards and a touchdown while forcing an interception. They also returned a fumble for a touchdown. Meanwhile, the opposing backfield averaged just 3.3 yards per attempt.
Giants vs. Cardinals Betting Prediction
I like the Giants in this matchup. Although New York got its doors blown off in Week 1, they are better than a tanking Cardinals squad. Additionally, the Giants need this game to stay caught up in a loaded NFC East. So, let’s roll with the Giants to cover in this Sunday tilt.