Kurt Warner And Company Hold Off Falcons 30-24

Published on January 3, 2009 by     Seahawk Fanatic

The Arizona Cardinals were no Playoff Pretenders

Kurt Warner opened with a 42-yard touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald and connected with Anquan Boldin on a 71-yard scoring play as the Cardinals beat Atlanta 30-24 Saturday before a raucous, white towel-waving crowd in their first home playoff game in 61 years.

Atlanta rookie Matt Ryan was intercepted twice, was tackled in the end zone for a safety and fumbled the ball away on a botched handoff. The fumble was returned 26 yards by Antrel Rolle 52 seconds into the second half to put Arizona ahead for good.

The CardinalsEdgerrin James outgained Atlanta’s Michael Turner, the NFL’s No. 2 rusher.

“I hope this gives us a lot of confidence,” Warner said. “I knew we thought we could win this game. Hopefully we can parlay this into some more confidence and know we can win wherever we have to go.”

Arizona will play at either the New York Giants or Carolina Panthers next weekend.

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