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Giants vs. Cardinals 2014: Giants look for victory in home opener

The Giants face the Arizona Cardinals Sunday in their home opener. It's a game the Giants really need to win.

Jason Pierre-Paul sacks Drew Stanton
Jason Pierre-Paul sacks Drew Stanton
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The New York Giants (0-1) need a victory Sunday over thje Arizona Cardinals to avoid an 0-2 start and circumvent the inevitable questions comparing this season to last year's 0-6 start. The Giants appear to have caught a huge break as Arizona starting quarterback Carson Palmer won't play due to a shoulder injury. Backup quarterback Drew Stanton will play for the Cardinals.

This is a familiar situation for the Giants, who took advantage of a number of backup quarterbacks in their seven victories a season ago. Among them were Josh Freeman, Terrelle Pryor, and Scott Tolzien.

Game Time: 1 p.m.

Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J.


Odds: Cardinals -1.5

More Coverage: Cardinals web site -- Revenge of the Birds | SB Nation Game Page -- Cardinals vs Giants coverage

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Giants Inactives: OL Adam Snyder, WR Odell Beckham Jr., LB Devon Kennard, OT Charles Brown, DE Kerry Wynn, OL James Brewer, DT, Markus Kuhn.

Cardinals Inactives: QB Carson Palmer. LB Alex Okafor, LB Glenn Carson, LB Marcus Bernard, P Dave Zastudil, TE Darren Fells, DT Frostee Rucker.