Arizona Beats Atlanta 30-24 in Wildcard Game
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 3, 2009 7:00 PM CST
An Arizona Cardinals fan makes his point.   (AP Photo/Matt York)
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(Newser) – The Arizona Cardinals shrugged off a sluggish end to their regular season and took down the upstart Atlanta Falcons in their NFL wildcard matchup today, the Arizona Republic reports. Veteran Kurt Warner passed for 271 yards in the franchise's first home playoff game in Arizona. The Cardinals kept Falcons rookie QB Matt Ryan in check: He passed for 190 yards, threw two picks, fumbled once, and got tackled for a safety.