By Derek Lofland
What a run it has been for the Arizona Cardinals. The team started the season 7-3 and had basically clinched the NFC West after the first 10 games. Then they played horrible down the stretch.
Due mainly to complacency and lack of motivation, they suffered a big hiccup in where they lost 40-28 in Philadelphia on Thanksgiving, 35-14 at home to Minnesota, and played an awful game in New England, losing 47-7.
The Giants showed us that momentum means everything in the playoffs last year.
The Cardinals showed us that momentum doesn’t matter this year.
With the way they ended the season no one thought they would host a NFC Championship Game. No one thought they could go to the Super Bowl. Congratulations on a job well done.
That game was a legacy maker for two Arizona players.
I believe Kurt Warner is now a Hall of Famer, regardless of what he does in the Super Bowl in two weeks. He is now making his third Super Bowl appearance with his second team.
If he wins, he will be the only starting quarterback in NFL history with a ring from two different franchises.