09/17/12: Arizona Cardinals Bird Droppings: What a Win

Sep 16, 2012; Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb (4) makes a pass while pressured by New England Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones (95) during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE


Wow... Wasn't that a thriller in Foxborough. Cardinals made history in one category, and nearly made it in another. If Tom Brady hadn't found Gronkowski for the Touchdown, the Cardinals would have ended his streak of 31 games with a touchdown. We did however beat 10-0 home opener record, which is good enough for me.

Arizona Cardinals News:

NFL Game Center: Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots - 2012 Week 2
Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots NFL Game Center

Calais Campbell: Cardinals' pressure led to Patriots' missed kick - NFL.com
Stephen Gostkowski made his first four field-goal tries Sunday, but Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell tells Steve Wyche he knows why the New England Patriots kicker couldn't hit a fifth.

Cards Daily - Post Game Reaction NE

Cardinals Take Out Patriots
he field-goal sailed wide left – much to the chagrin of the Gillette Stadium crowd who had never seen such a result – and the Arizona Cardinals had clearly decided to take their heart-stopping ways on the road

Cards Work Around Fumble
Williams had broken off a 13-yard run on second-and-5 to secure a first down for the Cardinals – a first down that probably should have all but sealed a win for the Cards. But on the following third down, with the Cards merely trying to run out the clock, Williams fumbled. The Patriots, down just two points, recovered at the Arizona 30-yard line.

Peterson Does It All In New England
Rushing for a first down? Check. Interception? Check. Game-saving tackle? Check. Sounds like just another day at the office for Patrick Peterson.

Word From the Birds Blog | Patriots aftermath
Ray Horton was smiling. "To beat a team that I respect a lot, it means everything," Horton said in a locker room that featured a lot of happy people and more of Daryn Colledge’s ‘80s music. To beat the Patriots, on the road, "it’s what we want," Horton said. "We actually want better, but a team like this, we want the win."

NFL News:

Darren McFadden disappears in Raiders' offense - NFL.com
The Oakland Raiders are counting on Darren McFadden staying free from injury and productive. After two weeks, the running back is still in the game but his numbers are less than healthy.

Scott Pioli under fire for slow Kansas City Chiefs start - NFL.com
The Kansas Chiefs might be the most disappointing team in the NFL through two weeks. That's put general manager Scott Pioli squarely in the crosshairs.

Tom Coughlin, Greg Schiano argue after Giants' win - NFL.com
Tampa Bay Buccaneers defenders tried to tackle Eli Manning on a kneel-down, And that didn't sit well with New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin.

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