Nothing lasts forever, but the Giants did not even come close to extending their winning streak Sunday at MetLife Stadium. As a result, they no longer have one.
A wholly ineffective offense, with the return of quarterback Daniel Jones a complete dud, left the Giants defense in terrible trouble in the first half. It was too much to overcome, as the Giants went down, meekly, 26-7, dominated by the visiting Cardinals.
Jones was sacked six times and was pulled with 2:34 remaining, replaced by Colt McCoy, who was sacked on his first play. The Giants allowed eight sacks and rushed for only 78 yards.
This might have been a debilitating loss for the Giants (5-8) as far as holding onto their slim first-place lead in the NFC East. For the second consecutive season, the Cardinals walked into MetLife Stadium and took it to the Giants. Thus ends the Giants’ four-game winning streak and likely makes it imperative they come up with a way to upset the Browns or Ravens in the coming weeks in order to make their regular-season finale against the Cowboys a meaningful experience, as far as postseason aspirations.
The Cardinals (7-6) came in on a three-game losing streak but plowed back into the wild-card picture in the NFC.