2011-2012 Giants Season In Review, Week 4: Giants 31, Cardinals 27

Wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) of the New York Giants falls to the ground untouched after a reception against the Arizona Cardinals during the fourth quarter of the NFL game at the University of Phoenix Stadium on October 2, 2011 in Glendale, Arizona. The Giants defeated the Cardinals 31-27. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

The New York Giants went to the desert to face the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4, and came away with a 31-27 victory that ranked as one of the great escapes of the season. And a victory without which the Super Bowl run never happens.

The Giants trailed 20-10 entering the fourth quarter, and were seemingly finished with 5:16 left when Arizona scored a touchdown to make the score 27-17.


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The Giants quickly went 80 yards in seven plays, pulling within 27-24 on a two-yard touchdown pass from Eli Manning to Jake Ballard with 3:37 remaining.

The Giants quickly forced a three-and-out and got the ball back with 3:10 left. Two plays later Manning hit Hakeem Nicks for a 29-yard game-winning score. The Giants were extremely fortunate on the predecing play when Victor Cruz was ruled as having given himself up when he went to the ground and left the ball there without being touched following a 29-yard reception.

Manning went 27-of-40 for 321 yards and two TDs in this game. Nicks caught 10 passes for 162 yards and a touchdown in this game.

The victory put the Giants at 3-1, and the Cardinals at 1-3.

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