N.F.L. Roundup: Steady Contenders Come Out on Top

■ Cleveland is probably going to go 0-16. The Browns had their last best shot at a win when they took on the Chicago Bears, but after a 20-3 loss, they dropped to 0-15. A win next week against the Steelers seems unlikely, especially since home-field advantage could be on the line for Pittsburgh. Barring a huge upset on the road, the Browns will have the worst two-season stretch in N.F.L. history with a record of 1-31.

Cardinals 23, Giants 0

Larry Fitzgerald had a big day in what might have been the final home game of his prolific career, and the Arizona Cardinals shut out an opponent for the first time in 25 seasons in a 23-0 home victory over Eli Manning and the Giants.

Fitzgerald, an 11-time Pro Bowl selection in his 14 N.F.L. seasons, caught nine passes for 119 yards and a touchdown. He even completed a pass for the first time (in three career tries), a 21-yarder to Jaron Brown.

Manning, on the other hand, could not get the offense moving for the Giants (2-13) and got no help on the ground.

Manning, 36, completed 27 of 45 passes for 263 yards and was intercepted twice, both times by Antoine Bethea. Manning also had the ball stripped by Deone Bucannon and returned 21…

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