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Can the Arizona Cardinals Contend for More Super Bowls?

Football ManiaxsSenior Writer IFebruary 4, 2009

By Derek Lofland

Usually when a team loses a Super Bowl, the natural reaction is to start blaming people. The Arizona Cardinals are no different in that regard.

While they played well enough to win, they made enough mistakes to have regrets. The penalties are a big place to start.

They had over 100 yards in penalties. That is one of the highest totals in Super Bowl history.

The play that everyone is going to wonder about is the play at the end of the second quarter.

Trailing 10-7 with less than 30 seconds left and no timeouts, Kurt Warner dropped back and threw a pick to James Harrison.

Not only did Harrison keep at least three points off the board, he also returned the ball a Super Bowl record 100 yards for a touchdown. Instead of the score being 14-10 Arizona, 10-10, or 10-7 Pittsburgh with Arizona having the ball to start the second half, it was 17-7 Pittsburgh.


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