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Top-10 Reasons Cardinals Defeated Falcons

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Sixty-one years after their last home playoff game, the Arizona Cardinals sent the Atlanta Falcons home with a hard-nosed defeat. The fans turned out in droves to support the first playoff game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Now that the deafening crowd noise has died down, it's time to dissect the top-ten reasons behind the Cardinals Wild Card win.

10. Kurt Warner The two-time MVP was on top of his game and with the exception of a tipped pass; he protected the ball all afternoon. After throwing for 271 yards and two touchdowns, he was able to advance while MVP Peyton Manning is heading home. 9. Anquan Boldin The Pro Bowl receiver electrified the stadium by putting the Cardinals up 14-3 with a 71-yard touchdown run. Unfortunately, he... Recommended Stories

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