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first_imgKerry Rhodes called it “crazy.”Giants QB Eli Manning said “We got a break on that one, Ithink.”In question is a fourth quarter play where Giants receiverVictor Cruz made a catch, fell down, got back up and hadthe ball stripped. The Cardinals recovered the fumble, butthe Giants maintained possession. The play was good for 19 yards.Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt challenged the ruling butit didn’t matter. Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away Top Stories What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Comments   Share   center_img Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation “[The official] just told me I couldn’t challenge it,”Whisenhunt said. “He said that he called him down, he gavehimself up. “He told me I could not challenge it and there is not muchI can say after that.”Like a sliding QB, if a player has given himself up theplay is dead. However, it’s not clear that was the casehere. In fact, by most accounts it was the wrong call. Via his Twitter, former head of NFL officiating Mike Pereira said it should havebeen ruled a fumble. Of course, that is of no consolation to the Cardinals now,given that the very next play was the game-winningtouchdown for the Giants. And ultimately, the Cardinals weren’t going to dwell onthe call — missed or not. “There were a lot of calls in that game, you can’t look atjust one,” Whisenhunt said. “We had a lot of chances.”They did, and maybe Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgeraldsaid it best.“I don’t want to put the referees in the position wherethey have to make a call for us to come out there and getit done,” he said. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’last_img read more