4:15 PM ET, November 23, 2008
U of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Eli Manning insists he never flashed back to his previous game in Glendale. Everyone who watched him Sunday must have.Manning threw for three touchdowns in his return to the scene of his Super Bowl MVP performance and the New York Giants beat Arizona 37-29 to snap the Cardinals' seven-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."
• The Giants scored 30+ points for the fourth consecutive time despite being held under 100 rushing yards (87) for the first time this season.
• Kurt Warner (32-for-52, 351 yards) tops the 300-yard passing mark for the fifth consecutive game, 48th time in his career and 18th as a Cardinal. That's one game shy of Neil Lomax's team record.
• Arizona rookie Tim Hightower had two rushing TDs, tying the Cards' rookie record set by Ronald Moore in 1993 with nine.
• Eli Manning (26-for-33, 240 yards) passed for three scores for the third time this season.
-- ESPN research
Larry Fitzgerald caught his 400th career pass. He is the youngest player to do so at 25 years, 119 days. He also reached the mark in 71 games, faster than anyone in league history but teammate Boldin (67 games). ... The Giants lost LB Jonathan Goff with a hamstring injury in the second quarter. ... The Cardinals have just four days before a Thanksgiving night game at Philadelphia.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.3||5.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||06:18||Neil Rackers 34 Yd||0||3|
|TD||11:38||Derrick Ward 1 Yd Run (John Carney Kick)||7||3|
|TD||07:51||Tim Hightower 4 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)||7||9|
|FG||06:51||John Carney 33 Yd||10||9|
|FG||03:49||Neil Rackers 20 Yd||10||12|
|TD||01:08||Amani Toomer 12 Yd Pass From Eli Manning (John Carney Kick)||17||12|
|TD||10:35||Madison Hedgecock 2 Yd Pass From Eli Manning (John Carney Kick)||24||12|
|TD||00:49||Tim Hightower 1 Yd Run (Neil Rackers Kick)||24||19|
|TD||11:15||Kevin Boss 10 Yd Pass From Eli Manning (John Carney Kick)||31||19|
|FG||06:17||John Carney 27 Yd||34||19|
|TD||04:02||Anquan Boldin 5 Yd Pass From Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers Kick)||34||26|
|FG||01:55||John Carney 33 Yd||37||26|
|FG||00:31||Neil Rackers 44 Yd||37||29|