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article imageNFL: Cardinals hold off the Packers

By Michael Bearak     Jan 10, 2010 in Sports
The Arizona Cardinals and the Green Bay Packers combined for 96 points in an overtime first round playoff game out of Arizona.
Karlos Dansby, the 6th year linebacker out of Auburn, had a big day for the Arizona Cardinals. On Green Bay's first possession he broke up Aaron Rogers' first pass which was intercepted by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Then on the second Packer possession he stripped Donald Driver of hte ball and teammate Alan Branch recovered.
Still the game accounted for the most points ever scored in NFL playoff history at 96 and it required overtime to get there as the game went to overtime tied at 45-45. That was when Michael Adams stripped Rogers one more time; the ball went off of Rogers' foot and into the hands of Dansby who ran the ball 17 yards for a touchdown and a victory.
The win for the Cardinals also postponed the potential retirement of quarterback Kurt Warner who was 29 of 33 for 379 yards and 5 touchdowns. Rogers was 28 for 42 covering 422 yards along with 4 touchdowns and the one interception.
The game was fairly even with a 32-30 first down comparison in favor of the Packers. The Packers also had more passing yards 403-375. Arizona dominated the running game 156-90, led by Beanie Wells who had 91 yards on 14 carries. The biggest differential was the turnovers 3-1.
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