4 facts you may have missed from Week 1 in the NFL
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4 facts you may have missed from Week 1 in the NFL
Monday September 8th, 2014

Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants

The Giants host the Cardinals in Week 2 six days after both teams played on Monday night. In their primetime openers, the Cardinals came back to defeat the San Diego Chargers 18-17, while the Giants fell to the Detroit Lions 35-14.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

Details for Sunday's game are below:

Kickoff: 1 p.m.

Live stream: The game can be live streamed through NFL Sunday Ticket.

TV coverage: Fox

Radio: For a list of Giants affiliates, click here. For a list of Cardinals affiliates, click here.

Odds: The Cardinals are three-point favorites, according to Bovada, as of Friday.

Game Facts

New York Giants facts

The Giants have won three of the last four home games they've played against the Cardinals.

New York lost to the Cardinals in their last meeting in 2011, at University of Phoenix Stadium.

Defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul injured his neck in Week 1 but was able to return to the field.

Linebacker Devon Kennard injured his hamstring in the season opener and wasn't able to return.

The Giants didn't score in the first quarter against the Lions. They failed to do so in seven games last season, the third-highest total in the league.

Quarterback Eli Manning completed just 52 percent of his passes against four or fewer pass rushers against Detroit, the second-lowest mark in Week 1.

The Giants have missed the playoffs in four of the last five seasons. Before that, the team had made the postseason in four straight years.

Manning threw two interceptions for the 47th time in his career in Week 1. That's the most times of any quarterback since 2004, the year he entered the league.

The Giants averaged just 2.0 yards per carry against Detroit. New York averaged 3.5 yards per carry last season, 29th in the NFL.

In his first game back since tearing his ACL last season, safety Stevie Brown led the team in tackles in Week 1 with nine.

Arizona Cardinals facts

Arizona's rushing defense, best in the NFL last season, held the Chargers to just 52 rushing yards in Week 1.

The Cardinals carried two punters on their roster for their season opener due to an injury to starter Dave Zastudil.

In Zastudil's absence, Drew Butler averaged 54.5 yards per punt on four attempts.

Zastudil still served as the holder on PAT and field goal attempts.

Starting running back Andre Ellington was played in the season opener despite being a game-time decision due to a foot injury. Ellington averaged 5.53 yards per carry last season, the highest figure in the NFL for players with at least 100 carries.

Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald did not have a target through three quarters for the first time in his career.

Fellow receiver Michael Floyd had 119 receiving yards against San Diego, the third-highest total of his career.

Former quarterback Kurt Warner was inducted into the team's Ring of Honor during a halftime ceremony in Week 1.

Defensive tackle Frostee Rucker was forced to leave the game against the Chargers early due to a calf injury.

Defensive end John Abraham sustained a concussion and also had to leave the game early.

Ben Estes and Paul Palladino


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