Veteran QB Kurt Warner outdueled Aaron Rodgers yesterday in Glendale as the Arizona Cardinals went on to defeat the Green Bay Packers 51-45, advancing them through to the Divisional Round next weekend against the NFC leading New Orleans Saints. Warner completed 29 of 33 throws for 379 yards and five touchdowns.
“We knew how tough it was going to be on our defense with all the weapons they have offensively and how they’ve been playing,” said Warner after racking up more TD’s than incomplete passes. “It was just one of those games where I felt great. I loved our playing. I felt like I was seeing everything well and it accumulates to 51 points.”
The Packers evened the score at 45 with 1:52 left in regulation. From there Warner rallied the Cardinals back up field for a chance to win, only for Neil Rackers to miss a 34 yard FG attempt wide left. Things were looking up for Green Bay heading into OT after winning the coin toss. Three plays later the Arizona defense forced a fumble and coasted into the end zone to live another day.
When asked about future retirement decisions, Warner stayed focused on the task at hand, saying “right now it’s about another playoff game. It’s about New Orleans and then we’ll go from there.” Saints vs. Cardinals tickets are now available!