Your New York Giants (0-1) play their first home game of 2014 on Sunday when they face the 1-0 Arizona Cardinals at 1 p.m. ET. Here is everything you need to know to enjoy the game.
Game Time: 1 p.m.
Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.
Announcers: Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver
Radio: Giants Radio Network, WFAN 600 AM & 101.9 FM (Bob Papa, Carl Banks, Howard Cross) | Giants Radio Network Local Affiliates | ESPN Radio (Mark Kestecher, Shaun O'Hara, Ian Fitzsimmons | Sirius: 93 (Arz.), 133 (NYG). XM: 227 (NYG).
Odds: Cardinals -1.5
Injury Report: Giants -- OUT: WR Odell Beckham Jr. (hamstring), OL James Brewer (back), DT Markus Kuhn (ankle), LB Devon Kennard (hamstring); QUESTIONABLE: P Steve Weatherford (ankle); PROBABLE: LB Jon Beason (foot), OT Charles Brown (shoulder), DR Cullen Jenkins (hip), DE Jason Pierre-Paul (neck) | Cardinals -- OUT: LB Alex Okafor (thigh), DT Frostee Rucker (calf); QUESTIONABLE: QB Carson Palmer (shoulder), RB Andre Ellington (foot), S Rashan Johnson (ankle), S Tyrann Mathieu (knee).
More Coverage: Cardinals web site -- Revenge of the Birds | SB Nation Game Page -- Cardinals vs Giants coverage
What Today Means
The memory of last season's 0-6 start hovers over the entire Giants organization, as well as the fan base. That is why the Giants were so hopeful they could go into Detroit on Monday and open their season with a victory. After the loss, head coach Tom Coughlin was already being asked about that 0-6 beginning a season ago. The questions will only grow and the vitriol from jittery Giants fans will only get nastier if the Giants don't win a game soon.
The Giants, as Coughlin has said many times, are a work in progress. With their new offense and all of the new players they have on both sides of the ball it stands to reason that this is a team that should improve as the season goes along. The key will be not to get buried early and make the second half of the season meaningless, at least in terms of a chance to reach the playoffs.
A victory today would boost the Giants confidence and the spirits of the fan base. It would also keep them from having to face more questions about last season's awful start.
More Stuff You Need To Know
Check out the Big Blue View Giants-Cardinals Hub Page for all of your pre-game, in-game and post-game coverage. Here is some of what you will find:
Below, I leave you with a musical interlude that I thought was appropriate for the day. Giants' fans, and, considering how things have gone all week, fans all around the NFL are 'Waitin' On A Sunny Day.' Besides, this choice is an excuse to listen to Bruce Springsteen -- my favorite artist of all time. Enjoy!