After coming off the great finish to 2011, the Cardinals were looking to build upon their momentum and clinch a playoff spot in the 2012 season for the first time since 2009; Unfortunately that didn’t happen. This happened to be the third win to open the season, en-route to ultimately starting 4-0. You could almost say this was the Kevin Kolb revenge game upon his former team.
Kolb hit Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd for touchdowns in the first half, going up 17-0. Then, with Philadelphia in the red zone with almost no time left in the first half, a monstrous hit from safety Kerry Rhodes on Michael Vick sent the ball flying and James Sanders was able to scoop it up.
There was a convoy of black jerseys hightailing it to the end zone, and after a block from Darryl Washington, Sanders’ touchdown was guaranteed. Arizona went on to win 27-6, and finish 5-11 on the season where the team lost a 58-0 nightmare game to division rival Seattle. One final note, this was also Ken Whisenhunt’s final year as head coach, finishing with a 51-35 record.