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Arizona Cardinals get back on track with 26-7 win against Giants

With the win, the Cardinals move to 7-6 and back into the third wild card spot in the NFC playoff picture, as the Minnesota Vikings lost in Tampa Bay.
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Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, center, looks to throw during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Arizona Cardinals took care of business in New Jersey against the Giants Sunday, rolling rather easily to a 26-7 win.

With the win, the Cardinals move to 7-6 and back into the third wild card spot in the NFC playoff picture, as the Minnesota Vikings lost in Tampa Bay.

The Cardinals had dropped three straight games going into Sunday's game.

The Cardinals set the tone on the opening possession for New York when Markus Golden recovered a fumble and returned it 30 yards. The Cardinals wouldn't score inside the five, but got the ball right back.

Mike Nugent kicked two field goals for Arizona before they'd get their first touchdown of the game on a 7-yard touchdown pass from Kyler Murray to Dan Arnold.

After taking a 13-0 lead into the half, the Cardinals extended that lead in the third quarter with a 1-yard rushing touchdown by Kenyan Drake on fourth and goal.

The Cardinals would run the rest of the game, finishing with a 26-7 win.

Kyler Murray finished with 244 passing yards and a touchdown as well as 52 rushing yards.

Kenyan Drake had 80 rushing yards on 20 carries and DeAndre Hopkins had 136 yards on nine catches. 

The Cardinals have three more games to try and make a playoff push starting with next week at home against the Philadelphia Eagles (3-8-1).