In a battle of the NFC champs….

…the Cardinals best the formerly-undefeated-but-now-who-have-lost-2-in-a-row Giants in the Meadowlands!

Cardinals 24, Giants 17

It appears that Arizona finally found their running game despite the fumble problems both Tim Hightower and Beanie Wells continue to have.  In fact, all 3 TDs tonight were by RBs (the third was a pass by Kurt Warner to Jason Wright.  Larry Fitzgerald uncharacteristically dropped a few passes including a nice toss by Antrel Rolle (yes, Antrel Rolle.)  Warner wasn’t his usual incomparable self (and lost me one of my fantasy games to boot); however, the Cardinals won and that’s really what matters, isn’t it?  (Well, unless money is involved.)

The defense manhandled the Giants offense with 3 INTS, 3 sacks, and a FF, including Rolle’s game-cinching INT during the Giants’ potential game-tying drive.  Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who recorded a BEAUTIFUL INT in the end zone, injured his right ankle but x-rays were negative.  Hopefully he’ll be good to go soon.

Next week Arizona hosts the horrendous Carolina Panthers.