Arizona Cardinals vs. New York Giants Preview and Predictions 10-20-2019

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The New York Giants will be well-rested and hope to have star running back Saquon Barkley back on the field when they host the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Giants have been off since a 35-14 loss at New England in a Thursday night affair Oct. 10, a stretch that has given Barkley (high ankle sprain) enough time to get back to full participation in practice this week.

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"No doubt in my mind," Barkley told reporters Thursday when asked if he felt that his ankle, which has caused him to miss three games, would hold up in a game. Tight end Evan Engram (knee) could also return after missing the loss to the Patriots, potentially giving rookie quarterback Daniel Jones several weapons as he guides an offense that has scored just 24 total points during the team's two-game slide. The Cardinals are going in the other direction with back-to-back wins, during which they've scored 60 points behind their rookie signal-caller, Kyler Murray. The reigning Heisman Trophy winner threw for 340 yards and three touchdowns in last Sunday's thrilling 34-33 win over Atlanta.

TV: 1 p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Giants -3. O/U: 50.5

ABOUT THE CARDINALS (2-3-1): Arizona is ranked 30th in total defense (414 yards allowed per game) but should get a boost in the return of eight-time Pro Bowler Patrick Peterson, who served a six-game suspension to begin the season. "We've just got to get him caught up on some things," coach Kliff Kingsbury told reporters of his star cornerback. "He's a unique talent so we're going to put him back in and get him rolling as quickly as possible." The Cardinals are the only defense in the NFL yet to record an interception.

ABOUT THE GIANTS (2-4): After performing well in winning his first two starts, Jones has completed just 52.2 percent of his passes with four interceptions during the two-game losing streak. Despite missing half of the season thus far, Barkley still ranks as the team's top rusher by a wide margin and Engram is the team leader in catches (33) and receiving yards (373). Wide receiver Sterling Shepard has been limited in practice as he attempts to come back from his second concussion of the year.


1. Cardinals RB David Johnson, who has been limited by an ankle injury this week in practice, is on pace for a career-high 90 catches out of the backfield.

2. Giants LB Markus Golden has at least half a sack in five straight games.

3. Arizona won the last two meetings, including a 23-0 rout in 2017 in which WR Larry Fitzgerald had nine catches for 119 yards and a TD.

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Last Injuries

New York Giants

  • Adrian Colbert

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Colbert has been absent from the previous two games due to an injured quad, and it is uncertain if he will take the field Sunday against the Rams.

  • Brandon Williams

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Williams missed the previous game with a groin injury, and it is unclear if he will be active for Sunday's contest versus the Rams.

  • Jabrill Peppers

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Peppers exited the previous game with a low-ankle sprain, and it is unknown if he will play against the Rams on Sunday.

  • Sterling Shepard

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Shepard has been shifted to the injured reserve list with turf toe, and he is without a definitive timetable for recovery.

  • Carter Coughlin

    Prob Sun | probable

    Coughlin missed the last game due to a hamstring injury, but he is likely to available against the 49ers on Sunday.

  • Saquon Barkley

    I-R | I-R

    Barkley has been moved to the injured reserve list with a torn ACL in his right knee.

  • Tae Crowder

    Prob Sun | probable

    Crowder sat out the previous game with a hamstring injury, but it is not expected to interfere with his status for Sunday's contest with the Bears.

  • Golden Tate

    Prob Sun | probable

    Tate missed the last game due to a hamstring injury, but he is likely to play Sunday versus the Bears.

Arizona Cardinals

  • Chris Banjo

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Banjo left the previous game due to a hamstring injury, and it is uncertain if he will take the field Sunday versus the Panthers.

  • Mason Cole

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Cole has missed the past two games due to a hamstring injury, and it is unclear if he will return Sunday against the Panthers.

  • Christian Kirk

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Kirk sat out the last game with a groin injury, and it is unknown if he will be active against the Panthers on Sunday.

  • Budda Baker

    Doub Sun | doubtful

    Baker is not expected to be in the lineup Week 4 versus the Lions due to surgery to fix a UCL tear in his thumb.

  • Byron Murphy Jr.

    Prob Sun | probable

    Murphy Jr. is nursing a shoulder injury, but he is expected to line up versus the Lions on Sunday.

  • Jordan Phillips

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Phillips is dealing with an ankle injury, and it is uncertain if he will be available against the Lions on Sunday.

  • Dre Kirkpatrick

    Ques Sun | questionable

    Kirkpatrick is dealing with a neck issue, leaving his status for Sunday's clash with the Lions hazy.

  • Maxx Williams

    Out indefinitely | I-R

    Williams is on the injured reserve list with an ankle injury, and it is unknown when he will rejoin the team.