The Last Time the Cardinals Met the Chiefs

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 08: Wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald #11 of the Arizona Cardinals runs around the outside toward the endzone against safety Jarrad Page #44 of the Kansas City Chiefs in the first quarter on October 8, 2006 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Brian Bahr/Getty Images)

The last time the Arizona Cardinals met the Kansas City Chiefs was in 2006 at University of Phoenix Stadium.

The Chiefs defeated the Cards 23-20 after Arizona had jumped out to an early 14-0 lead.  Chiefs quarterback Damon Huard was 26-38 for 288 yards and 2 TD's.  Much of that was to Chiefs running back Larry Johnson, who caught 6 passes for 106 yards.

It was Matt Leinart's first start of his career.  Many thought he would be the starter for this season's game as well.  His second pass of the game was a 49 yard touchdown to Cards receiver Anquan Boldin.  It looked like the rout was one.  As in typical Cards fashion though, they allowed the Chiefs to stay in the game.

The Cards had their chances to win though, including kicker Neil Rackers, who missed a 51-yard field goal with two seconds left.  Receiver Larry Fitzgerald even left that game with a hamstring injury and the Cards still had a chance to win at the end.  It was that kind of season for the Cards, which is mirroring the kind of season the Cards are currently having in 2010.  Let's just hope for a better result this time.

Topics: Anquan Boldin, Arizona Cardinals, Damon Huard, Kansas City Chiefs, Larry Fitzgerald, Larry Johnson, Matt Leinart, Neil Rackers, University Of Phoenix Stadium

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