Cards continue hot streak, advance to Super Bowl

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  1. thafuture3886

    thafuture3886 Power Rankings Analyst

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    Coming off an impressive win against one of the best offenses in the league last week, the Cardinals now had to switch their game plan as they welcomed in one of the best defenses in the league in the New Orleans Saints. Thanks to the Saints beating the Panthers in the divisional round the Cards would have home field in this match up which proved to be vital as it helped the young Cardinals to victory.

    The game started off as expected with both teams trading punts due to strong defense by both teams. On the 3rd possession of the game, the Cards would get into a groove as their running game got in gear and marched right down field and would take the 7-0 lead on a 1 yard run by Ryan Williams. After another stop by their defense, the Cards would again drive down field only to be stopped by the strong Saints defense and would have to settle for the field goal and a 10-0 lead in the 2nd quarter. The Saints would get the ball and drive down field and would eventually have a 1st and goal from the 2 yard line. After being stuffed on consecutive runs on 1st and 2nd down the Saints were now looking at 3rd and goal from the 3 yard line. The Saints would come out and hit a quick slant only to have it stripped out of the receivers hands by CB Jayvon Parker. Now faced with a 4th and 3 and only down 10 the Saints elected to go for it and it backfired as Daniel Zabzebski would hit TE Jimmy Graham who would be stopped at the one yard line as he was double covered. With all the momentum on their side, the Cards would put together the drive of the game and go 99 yards, with Jason Merian capping it off with a 23 yard touchdown pass to Darius Crayton and a huge 17-0 lead going into the half.

    The second half was quiet as the Cards defense managed to keep the Saints out of scoring position while also being able to melt away precious time on the clock by running the ball and converting huge 3rd downs. The Cards would then take a 24-0 lead late in the 3rd on a 65 yard touchdown pass to Jerome Simpson seemingly putting the game out of reach. The Saints would get on the board in the 4th thanks to a short run by Mark Ingram but it would be too much too late as they wouldn't sniff the end zone the rest of the game. An interception by Glover Quin would end the game and send the Cards to the Super Bowl!

    GG PepperNY!

    The Cardinals now await the winner of the Dolphins/Texans game in the Super Bowl
     
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  2. PepperNY

    PepperNY Fear the Spear

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    gg curtis, just 1 of those games where nothing seemed to go right for me. GL in the superbowl
     
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  3. LtJustice

    LtJustice QSF Commissioner

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    Congrats on the win Curtis!
     
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  4. CHUNKNESS

    CHUNKNESS Commissioner Quality Simulation Football

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    A familiar face makes his way back to the SB. Good luck, Curtis, and congrats to Rob on a successful season!
     
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