Will the New York Giants continue their four-game winning streak this Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals? The Giants sit in a strong position to earn a playoff berth with the current lead in the NFC East. While the momentum is heavily in their favor, Madden appears to be predicting an end to their winning streak.
Last week’s Madden simulation ended a long string of correctly predicted outcomes, including the Giants’ three straight victories. Interestingly enough, Madden had a similar prediction this week against the Cardinals as it did against the Seahawks.
The Giants offensive production started early with a 36-yard scamper by Wayne Gallman. That rush set up the Giants first score of the game, a pass to Darius Slayton.
Slayton later scored his second touchdown of the day, expanding New York’s lead to 14-6. Arizona eventually matched the touchdown right before the half with a Christian Kirk touchdown reception.
The Giants appeared to have the game in hand when Golden Tate scored from five yards out halfway through the third quarter, increasing the score to 21-13. However, some late-game antics from Kyler Murray position Arizona into a spot to tie the game.
Murray scrambled into the end zone to place the score at 19-21. The very next play he did the exact same thing, tying the ball game at 21.
Overtime appeared favorable for New York, as they marched down the field in three plays, only to be stopped in field goal range. Graham Gano hit a 50-yard field goal, leaving the outcome up to the defense.
The Giants stout defense broke on Arizona’s final drive, as they easily marched down the field down to the five-yard line. Maxx Williams caught the game-winning score from Murray to win the game.
Daniel Jones had a strong day coming off his hamstring injury, throwing for 226 yards and three touchdowns. Wayne Gallman rushed for a strong 116 yards.
While Madden is predicting the Giants winning streak to end, it is worth noting they predicted the same exact outcome last week.