Arizona Cardinals Shock New England Patriots with 20-18 Win in Foxboro

Richard Langford@@noontide34Correspondent ISeptember 16, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 16:   Kevin Kolb #4 of the Arizona Cardinals feels the pressure of  Vince Wilfork #75 of the New England Patriots in the first half during a game at Gillette Stadium on September 16, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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There is no joy in Foxboro. The mighty New England Patriots have been taken down on their home turf by the Arizona Cardinals, 20-18.

The Cardinals improved to 2-0 with the win, while the defending AFC champion Patriots fell to 1-1. 

QB Kevin Kolb scampered in for a five-yard score early in the fourth to give the Cardinals a 20-9 lead. The Patriots tried to launch a comeback, following up the Cardinals' score with a field goal.

The Pats followed that up with a five-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski to pull within two with 2:49 remaining in the game. 

They went for two and failed. 

The Patriots were able to force a Cardinals punt and had the ball back with just more than a minute left on the clock, which proved to be more than enough time for Brady to move his team from their 30-yard line and into field-goal range. 

That is when this happened

Stephen Gostkowski misses a 42-yard FG to win with 1 second left. Pats owner Robert Kraft is in shock.…

— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) Sept. 16, 2012

I smell a new meme! Krafting! 

It is still early in the season, and it is dangerous to draw too many long-ranging conclusions, but the Patriots offensive line may keep this team from fulfilling the Super Bowl potential many thought they had. 

This Cardinals defense also appears to be legit, allowing just 34 points in two games. Arizona is not going to be an easy out for anyone.