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Fitz has a big day, Cardinals get first shutout in 25 years

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) Larry Fitzgerald had never completed an NFL pass, from the throwing end of one anyway. He'd never been on the winning end of a shutout, either.

Both things happened and more in the Arizona Cardinals' dominant 23-0 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday in what might have been Fitzgerald's final home game.

''No. 11 (Fitzgerald) was probably my fault,'' Giants interim coach Steve Spagnuolo said. ''We should have double-teamed him more.''

Fitzgerald caught nine passes for 118 yards and a touchdown. In the process, he has become the oldest player, at 34 to top 100 receptions and 1,000 yards receiving in a season.

''It's nice to play a game you love and be able to do it at a high level still,'' Fitzgerald said, ''and especially being able to do it in a win.''

He was asked this week when he will decide whether to come back for a 15th NFL season but said only that he'd take some time to figure it out. If he leaves, he will have that elusive completion, a 21-yarder to Jaron Brown after two incomplete tosses earlier in his career.

Fitzgerald said it never entered his mind that this might be the final time he plays at University of Phoenix Stadium.

''I don't like to get into that type of thinking,'' he said, ''because it's a lot bigger than me.''

The Cardinals (7-8) shut out an opponent for the first time in 25 years.

''Our defense, they've been playing unbelievable for the last six to seven weeks,'' Arizona coach Bruce Arians said. ''To get that shutout is huge.''

The Cardinals' last shutout also came against the Giants, 17-0 on Dec. 12, 1992.

The Giants have lost five in a row and nine of 10.

''No one wants to lose and lose as much as we have,'' said Manning, who was intercepted twice and had a fumble returned for a touchdown. ''It's obviously been tough all year. Nothing has come easy. We've lost heartbreakers. We've lost some like this as well, where we just never could get much going.''

The 36-year-old quarterback completed 27 of 45 passes for 263 yards and was intercepted twice, both by Antoine Bethea. Manning also had the ball stripped by Deone Bucannon and returned 21 yards for a touchdown by Robert Nkemdiche.

The Giants were last shut out on Oct. 12, 2014, 27-0 by the Eagles.

The only real New York threat came when Aldrick Rojas missed a 33-yard field goal although the Arizona defense held after a late deflected pass for an interception.

With the victory for Arizona (7-8), Arians moved into a tie with Ken Whisenhunt for most victories by a Cardinals coach (49).

The Giants fell to 0-3 under Spagnuolo, who took over after Ben McAdoo was fired.

Arians benched quarterback Blaine Gabbert after five starts and returned to Drew Stanton, who completed 20 of 34 for 209 yards, including TDs passes of 13 yards to Fitzgerald and 15 yards to John Brown, but was intercepted twice.

The Cardinals entered the game without a touchdown - but 10 field goals - in their previous 10 quarters, and they added another three-pointer with Phil Dawson's 21-yard chip shot with 5:29 left in the first quarter.

After the kickoff, New York drove near midfield but, looking over the middle, Manning apparently didn't see Bethea move from his safety spot to pick off the pass.

FINALLY A TD

Arizona's touchdown drought ended in the waning moments of the first half. In a drive that started at their 21, the Cardinals went 79 in 11 plays, aided by a roughing-the-passer penalty against Olivier Vernon on third-and-3, Stanton hit Fitzgerald with a 13-yard TD pass that put Arizona up 10-0 with 1:01 left in the second quarter.

Arizona took the second-half kickoff and went 75 yards in eight plays, culminated by a 15-yard touchdown pass to Brown that made it 16-0. Dawson's conversion try was no good.

INJURIES

The Giants lost their leading receiver, tight end Evan Engram, on Bethea's first interception with a rib injury. New York safety Landon Collins was knocked out of the game in the third quarter. Spagnuolo said afterward he had a broken forearm.

Arizona linebacker Haason Reddick left with a foot injury in the second quarter.

UP NEXT

Giants: Finish their season at home against Washington on Sunday.

Cardinals: Complete their season at Seattle on Sunday.

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Key Players
E. Manning 10 QB
263 PaYds, 2 INTs, 5 RuYds
4
FPTS
L. Fitzgerald 11 WR
119 ReYds, ReTD, 9 RECs
17
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 14:50
P.Dawson extra point is GOOD, Center-A.Brewer, Holder-A.Lee.
plays
yds
pos
0
23
Touchdown 14:50
E.Manning sacked at NYG 20 for -8 yards (D.Bucannon). FUMBLES (D.Bucannon) [D.Bucannon], RECOVERED by ARI-R.Nkemdiche at NYG 21. R.Nkemdiche for 21 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
0
22
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 9:25
P.Dawson extra point is No Good, Wide Right, Center-A.Brewer, Holder-A.Lee.
plays
yds
pos
0
16
Touchdown 9:25
D.Stanton pass short right to J.Brown for 15 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
11
plays
75
yds
5:35
pos
0
16
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:01
P.Dawson extra point is GOOD, Center-A.Brewer, Holder-A.Lee.
plays
yds
pos
0
10
Touchdown 1:01
D.Stanton pass short left to L.Fitzgerald for 13 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
9
plays
79
yds
2:04
pos
0
9
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:29
P.Dawson 21 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-A.Brewer, Holder-A.Lee.
9
plays
46
yds
5:16
pos
0
3
Team Stats
Time of Pos 26:47 33:13
1st Downs 12 19
Rushing 0 4
Passing 12 13
Penalty 0 2
3rd Down Conv 1-14 5-14
4th Down Conv 1-4 0-0
Total Net Yards 293 289
Total Plays 67 64
Avg Gain 4.4 4.5
Net Yards Rushing 43 74
Rush Attempts 20 27
Avg Rush Yards 2.2 2.7
Net Yards Passing 250 215
Comp. - Att. 27-45 21-35
Yards Per Pass 5.6 6.1
Sacked - Yards Lost 2-13 2-15
Penalties - Yards 10-101 6-45
Touchdowns 0 3
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 0 2
Other 0 1
Turnovers 3 2
Fumbles - Lost 2-1 1-0
Int. Thrown 2 2
Punts - Avg 6-43.8 7-47.0
Return Yards 63 23
Punts - Returns 3-19 1-9
Kickoffs - Returns 2-43 0-0
Int. - Returns 2-1 2-14
Kicking 0/1 3/4
Extra Points 0/0 2/3
Field Goals 0/1 1/1
Red Zone Eff. 0-1 -0% 2-3 -67%
Goal to Go Eff. 0-0 -0% 0-1 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Giants 2-13 00000
Cardinals 7-8 376723
250 PASS YDS 215
43 RUSH YDS 74
293 TOTAL YDS 289
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
E. Manning 10 QB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
60% 263 0 2 57.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63% 3336 18 12 82.0
E. Manning 27/45 263 0 2 4
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
W. Gallman 22 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
96 387 0
W. Gallman 10 18 0 7 5
P. Perkins 28 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
38 83 0
P. Perkins 3 10 0 5 1
O. Darkwa 26 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
6 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
151 597 4
O. Darkwa 6 10 0 5 1
E. Manning 10 QB
4
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 30 1
E. Manning 1 5 0 5 4
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Ellison 85 TE
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 60 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 172 2
R. Ellison 7 4 60 0 27 6
S. Shepard 87 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 5 45 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 59 731 2
S. Shepard 8 5 45 0 10 4
W. Gallman 22 RB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
8 6 44 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 34 193 1
W. Gallman 8 6 44 0 11 5
R. Lewis 18 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
11 4 40 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 36 416 2
R. Lewis 11 4 40 0 21 4
J. Adams 89 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 31 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 8 92 0
J. Adams 4 4 31 0 11 3
H. Sharp 84 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 25 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 2 25 0
H. Sharp 2 2 25 0 21 2
E. Engram 88 TE
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 64 722 6
E. Engram 2 1 12 0 12 1
T. Rudolph 19 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 6 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 7 72 0
T. Rudolph 2 1 6 0 6 0
O. Darkwa 26 RB
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 116 0
O. Darkwa 1 0 0 0 0 1
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Sheppard 47 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
9-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-16 0 0.0
K. Sheppard 9-0 0.0 0 0
D. Harrison 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
48-23 1 1.0
D. Harrison 5-0 0.0 0 0
A. Adams 33 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-0 0 0.0
A. Adams 5-0 0.0 0 0
D. Thompson 27 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-12 1 0.0
D. Thompson 4-0 0.0 0 0
J. Pierre-Paul 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
46-20 0 7.0
J. Pierre-Paul 4-0 1.0 0 0
B. Dixon 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-4 0 0.0
B. Dixon 3-2 0.0 0 0
D. Tomlinson 94 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-19 0 1.0
D. Tomlinson 3-0 0.0 0 0
C. Munson 46 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
36-23 0 2.0
C. Munson 3-0 0.0 0 0
J. Bromley 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-4 0 1.0
J. Bromley 2-0 0.0 0 0
O. Vernon 54 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-14 1 5.0
O. Vernon 2-1 1.0 0 1
R. Armstrong 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
43-17 2 1.0
R. Armstrong 2-1 0.0 0 0
R. Cockrell 37 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-13 2 0.0
R. Cockrell 1-1 0.0 2 0
D. Rodgers-Cromartie 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-17 0 0.0
D. Rodgers-Cromartie 1-0 0.0 0 0
L. Collins 21 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
78-26 2 0.0
L. Collins 1-0 0.0 0 0
D. Morris 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 0.0
D. Morris 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
A. Rosas 2 K
0
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 0/0
SEASON FG XP
16/23 20/22
A. Rosas 0/1 0 0/0 0
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Wing 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
6 43.8 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
86 44.5 18
B. Wing 6 43.8 2 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
S. Vereen 34 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 24.0 24 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
9 21.8 30 0
S. Vereen 1 24.0 24 0
H. Sharp 84 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 19.0 19 0
H. Sharp 1 19.0 19 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
H. Sharp 84 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 6.3 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
8 9.3 16 0
H. Sharp 3 6.3 13 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Stanton 5 QB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.8% 209 2 2 71.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
51.2% 749 5 4 69.7
D. Stanton 20/34 209 2 2 16
L. Fitzgerald 11 WR
17
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 21 0 0 118.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 21 0 0 118.8
L. Fitzgerald 1/1 21 0 0 17
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
K. Williams 33 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 51 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
97 351 1
K. Williams 16 51 0 21 6
E. Penny 35 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
23 85 1
E. Penny 8 24 0 7 3
D. Stanton 5 QB
16
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 8 0
D. Stanton 2 1 0 2 16
B. Hill 48 RB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
B. Hill 1 -2 0 -2 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
L. Fitzgerald 11 WR
17
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
15 9 119 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 101 1101 6
L. Fitzgerald 15 9 119 1 23 17
Jo. Brown 12 WR
8
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 28 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 21 299 3
Jo. Brown 4 2 28 1 15 8
Ja. Brown 13 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 27 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 30 452 3
Ja. Brown 4 2 27 0 21 2
D. Foster 37 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 24 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 16 116 0
D. Foster 3 3 24 0 11 2
K. Williams 33 RB
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 9 87 0
K. Williams 3 2 14 0 11 6
E. Penny 35 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 14 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 38 0
E. Penny 2 2 14 0 8 3
J. Gresham 84 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 4 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 30 298 2
J. Gresham 1 1 4 0 4 0
J. Nelson 14 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 28 490 2
J. Nelson 1 0 0 0 0 0
R. Seals-Jones 86 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 12 201 3
R. Seals-Jones 1 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
K. Dansby 56 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
71-18 1 1.0
K. Dansby 7-3 0.0 0 0
B. Baker 36 SAF
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-5 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
55-16 0 1.0
B. Baker 7-5 0.0 0 0
T. Mathieu 32 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
66-7 2 1.0
T. Mathieu 5-2 0.0 0 0
D. Bucannon 20 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-4 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
56-20 1 1.0
D. Bucannon 4-4 1.0 0 1
T. Williams 25 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
38-2 2 0.0
T. Williams 4-1 0.0 0 0
A. Bethea 41 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 2 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-10 5 1.0
A. Bethea 3-0 0.0 2 0
R. Gunter 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-6 0 1.0
R. Gunter 2-0 0.0 0 0
C. Jones 55 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-6 0 15.0
C. Jones 2-0 0.0 0 0
P. Peterson 21 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
26-4 1 0.0
P. Peterson 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Mauro 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-7 0 1.0
J. Mauro 1-1 0.0 0 0
F. Rucker 92 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-6 0 1.0
F. Rucker 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Bethel 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
27-10 1 0.0
J. Bethel 1-0 0.0 0 0
K. Martin 96 ILB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-6 1 1.0
K. Martin 1-2 1.0 0 1
C. Peters 98 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-4 0 1.0
C. Peters 0-1 0.0 0 0
O. Pierre 72 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
18-8 0 4.0
O. Pierre 0-2 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
P. Dawson 4 K
5
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 2/3
SEASON FG XP
28/36 21/24
P. Dawson 1/1 21 2/3 5
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Lee 2 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 47.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
82 46.8 29
A. Lee 7 47.0 2 61
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
P. Peterson 21 CB
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 6.5 19 0
P. Peterson 1 9.0 9 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 NYG 19 1:11 4 15 Punt
11:35 NYG 13 0:50 3 0 Punt
5:29 NYG 25 3:06 6 22 INT
1:05 ARI 48 1:05 3 3 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:27 ARI 47 4:29 8 32 FG Miss
6:05 NYG 6 3:00 6 24 Punt
1:01 NYG 25 0:52 4 29 INT
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:25 NYG 25 2:30 6 27 Punt
4:56 NYG 20 2:37 6 38 Downs
0:47 NYG 20 0:57 3 1 Fumble
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:50 NYG 25 1:23 5 22 Punt
10:13 ARI 26 1:04 5 -10 Downs
7:20 NYG 20 3:23 8 45 Downs
0:20 NYG 10 0:20 1 5 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:49 ARI 20 2:14 5 11 Punt
10:45 NYG 49 5:16 9 46 FG
2:23 ARI 25 1:18 3 -14 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARI 8 1:33 3 3 Punt
8:58 ARI 23 2:53 5 34 Punt
3:05 ARI 21 2:04 9 79 TD
0:09 ARI 30 0:09 1 -1 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ARI 25 5:35 11 75 TD
6:55 ARI 20 1:59 3 2 Punt
2:19 ARI 42 1:32 3 33 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:27 ARI 15 3:14 5 14 INT
9:09 ARI 36 1:49 3 3 Punt
3:57 ARI 35 3:37 5 14 Punt