TE Jeff King - Arizona Cardinals
|6-5, 253||Born: 2-19-1983||College: Virginia Tech||Drafted: Round 5|
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Week 2: at New York Giants
Mark and Joe say: Great matchup. Carson Palmer had some rough patches during the season opener vs. San Diego, but when the fat lady sang, he'd put up 24/37 for 304 yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions with only two sacks taken for -10 yards. He relied heavily on Michael Floyd (seven targets for 5/119/0 during the game), while only throwing to Larry Fitzgerald four times (which Fitzgerald converted into 1/22/0 receiving). Ted Ginn Jr. (three targets for 2/29/0 receiving), John Brown (five for 2/29/1 receiving) and Stepfan Taylor (three for 3/21/1) actually did more damage to the Chargers than Fitzgerald did in Week One. The Palmer-to-Floyd connection is hot coming into the second game of the season.
The Giants' pass D was tenth in the NFL last season, averaging 223 net passing yards allowed per game, with 21 passing scores given up over 16 games. They were tied for 12th in the NFL with 17 interceptions, but ranked 25th (tie) in generating only 34 sacks last season. All three of the Jets' quarterbacks threw for TDs against the Giants in the third exhibition game, with Geno Smith posting 9/14 for 137 yards, one TD and zero interceptions thrown with zero sacks taken during the time the first team offense was on the field. During the regular season opener on Monday Night Football, New York surrendered a massive 22/32 for 341 yards passing, two TDs and zero interceptions (with one sack for -5 yards) to Matthew Stafford and company. As coach Coughlin said after the game, there wasn't much good to say about the Giants in Week One.
This looks like a great matchup for the Cardinals.
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