Cards Clinch First Non- Losing Season Since 1998

Steelers backups fall short in Baltimore finale
By Jesse Andrews,  Newser User
Posted Dec 30, 2007 9:05 PM CST
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, center, celebrates with teammate Antrel Rolle, right, after Rolle's interception against the St. Louis Rams in the fourth quarter of an NFL football game...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Against the hapless Rams, the Cardinals clinched just their third non-losing season in the team's 20-year Arizona history. Kurt Warner paced the 48-19 rout with 300 yards and three touchdowns, two to Larry Fitzgerald, who finished with a fantasy-friendly 171 yards. Marc Bulger threw for just 176, two picks, and a score.

Also in the afternoon, a team of Steelers backups mounted a fourth-quarter rally in Baltimore but fell short, 27-21, ensuring a fourth seed and first-round date with Jacksonville in the playoffs. Ravens reserve back Musa Smith keyed the win, rumbling for 83 yards and a score. Pittsburgh's Santonio Holmes was the fantasy hero with 98 and a touchdown.