EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The Arizona Cardinals bewildered Eli Manning with their blitzes, forced four turnovers and used timely plays by their veterans to beat the New York Giants 24-17 on Sunday night.
Arizona erased some bad memories in its last regular-season visit to Giants Stadium, where it finished 3-15. Kurt Warner, who was 6-2 as a starter with the Giants in 2004, threw for one TD and got plenty of help from star receiver Larry Fitzgerald and a staunch defense led by safety Adrian Wilson.
With less-heralded Cardinals Jason Wright, Tim Hightower and rookie Beanie Wells finding the end zone, Arizona (4-2) took over first place in the NFC West. The Giants (5-2) lost their second in a row.