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Cardinals vs. Giants results: Who was the player of the game?

Thanks to the Bears for taking care of business in San Francisco, the Cardinals are officially 1st place in the NFC West.

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Who was the player of the game in the division leading victory?

1) Ted Ginn, Jr.

Ginn may have earned his contract in one play.  Although he's been lamented for some of his returns this year, Ginn essentially won the game for the Cardinals in the 4th quarter when he returned a Steve Weatherford punt 71 yards for a TD to put the Cardinals ahead 19-14.  This would start another Arizona-dominated 4th quarter.

2) Calais Campbell

Campbell led all defensive players with 10 solo tackles, as well as recording a sack for a loss of 8 yards.  This is impressive when taking into consideration the fact that Campbell was double teamed for most of the game.  It is even more impressive that he was able to do this without Darnell Dockett or Frostee Rucker helping to take pressure off.

3) Andre Ellington

Ellington may not have been the RB to score (Jonathan Dwyer got the TD carry in the 1st quarter), but he still played a major role in the victory.  Ellington rushed 15 times for 91 yards, averaging 6.1 yards a carry.  Leaning on Ellington's run game has been vital in the Cardinals two victories this year.

4) Chandler Catanzaro

The rookie kicker appeared in last week's poll, and he's earned his place here again.  Catanzaro was perfect on Sunday, going 4-4 on kickoffs with a long of 49 yards.  It's looking like the decision to keep him in the preseason was a wise one.

5) Larry Foote

Foote is also another repeat from last week.  Before the season began, many of us were concerned with how the defense would react to losing Daryl Washington and Karlos Dansby, arguably one of the best linebacker duos in the league.  Foote has completely stepped up to the role he was brought in to fill, recording four tackles, a pass deflected, and an interception.  A major reason for the defense's success against the run can be attributed to Foote.

Who do you think deserves the Player of the Game title?  Vote in the poll, or comment if you think another player is worthy of this distinction.