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Buddy Ryan, the father of New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, is known as one of the best defensive coaches the NFL has ever…
The Arizona Cardinals conquered their House of Horrors, thanks to an opportunistic defense and big plays by their veterans.
Arizona erased some bad memories in its last regular-season visit to Giants Stadium, forcing four turnovers and bewildering Eli Manning with its blitzes in a 24-17 victory Sunday night.
The Cardinals finished 3-15 at the Meadowlands, but this win lifted the defending NFC champions into first place in the West Division at 4-2 with their third straight win.
Kurt Warner, who was 6-2 as a starter with the Giants in 2004, threw one TD pass and got plenty of help from star receiver Larry Fitzgerald and a staunch defense led by safety Adrian Wilson.
“Tonight,” Warner said, “we definitely fed off our defense.”
Wilson had an interception and a fumble recovery, Antrel Rolle picked off Manning to clinch it, and less-heralded Cardinals Jason Wright, Tim Hightower and rookie Beanie Wells found the end zone.
The Giants (5-2) lost their second straight and were let down by, of all people, their normally solid punter. Jeff Feagles struggled, helping give the Cardinals a solid edge in field position for much of the prime-time matchup.
Feagles said he used the wrong kicking angles trying to keep the ball away from returner Steve Breaston.