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“It is early but it’s time to start trying to click on all cylinders,” defensive tackle Darnell Dockett said. “We’ve got 13 more to go and they’re ticking away. But there’s no pressure. We’re just trying to do what we do better. We’re going in the right direction.”

Kolb knows the Giants from his time with the Eagles.

“They played fast and confident against Philly,” he said.

“I think they are becoming more in sync after those injuries with one another and they are playing better and better every week. They obviously have a great pass rush. They always have. They are good in the back end too. We will have our work cut out for us. I’ve played against them for a long time. I know their personnel. Hopefully, that can help us, but we’ll definitely have to be on our p’s and q’s to get this one.”

Two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Osi Umenyiora is expected to play for the Giants after missing the first three games while recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery.

Jason Pierre-Paul had filled in for Umenyiora, but expects to relinquish the starting role.

The Cardinals, meanwhile, will welcome the return of running back Beanie Wells, who sat out the loss to Seattle after gaining 183 yards and averaging 5.7 per carry in the first two games.

The Giants return to the scene of their greatest recent triumph, an upset victory over New England in the 2008 Super Bowl.

“I’m sure we’ll take a minute to reflect on that,” Coughlin said, “but we’ll have to really focus on the task at hand.”

Eli Manning, that Super Bowl’s MVP, acknowledged it “is special” to return to University of Phoenix Stadium, but that feeling will only last an instant as the team prepares for the game in hostile surroundings.

While Kolb is still working at understanding the Arizona offense, Manning has been on a roll.

“Sometimes you’re just having the right plays and guys are getting open and having protection and things just working out, seeing things well and hitting the open guys,” Manning said.

“It’s always a combination of things. Just get in rhythm, get in good down and distance. The guys protected well and we had a good game plan and (were) going to the right places.

Manning tied a career high with four touchdown passes against the Eagles.

In Arizona, starting his 107th consecutive regular-season game, he will test a pair of young cornerbacks in rookie Patrick Peterson and A.J. Jefferson, a second-year pro who spent all of last season on the practice squad.

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