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NFC West Champion Arizona Cardinals Set Several New Franchise Records

The Arizona Cardinals had a record setting day on Sunday on several fronts. Not only did they clinch their first division title since 1975 (I mentioned that already right?), but it was also a record setting day for several individuals. Here are some interesting stats to chew on: Nfc_west_champs3_medium

  • Kurt Warner: He set/extended two records yesterday. His first was he extended his own streak of 21 straight games with a TD. He also set a new franchise-record with 347 completions (previous record was 345 by Neil Lomax in 1984). Other records he'll break sometime this season will be attempts (55 away), completion percentage (on pace right now), yards (594 away), touchdowns (3 away) and QB rating (on pace). 
  • Tim Hightower: He broke out of a tie with Ronald Moore for most touchdowns by a rookie running back. He now has 10 and he needs four in the final three games to tie the franchise record (John David Crow, 1962).
  • Receiving Trio: The trio of Larry Fitzgerald, Anquan Boldin and Steve Breaston will become the first Cardinals trio to top 1,000 yards. Fitz (1,148) and Q (1,004) are already there and Breaston just needs 137 in the next three games.
  • By Land and Air: Fitzgerald's next touchdown will also mark the first time in frachise history that the Cardinals have had three players (Fitz, Q and Hightower) record double digit touchdowns. 
  • Edgerrin James: Even though most of this accomplishment didn't come as a Cardinal, it's worth mentioning that he topped 12,000 yards rushing. He's one of only 12 other players in NFL history that have reached that mark.