Cardinals Get Badly Needed Wake-Up Call in Wild Win vs. Packers

January 17, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In 2015, the Arizona Cardinals have been one of the NFL's best teams. They possess a potent offense brimming with talent. A swarming defense capable of shutting down opponents.
But to win the Super Bowl, that isn't all you need. You need a bit of luck. And sometimes you need a reminder that all the teams in the postseason tournament are good. That one slip-up can send you packing.
Well, the Arizona Cardinals got all those things Saturday night against the visiting Green Bay Packers, and while the team didn't win style points doing it, the Redbirds are on their way to the NFC Championship Game after a 26-20 overtime win in one of the weirder playoff tilts in at least a week.
This was a game with everything.
Deflected touchdown passes? You bet.
A Hail Mary by Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers (again) to send the game to overtime? Sure, why not?
An overtime coin flip in which the coin didn't actually flip, causing a re-do that gave the Cardinals the ball to open...

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