5 most unforgettable moments in Arizona Cardinals history

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2009 wild-card playoff win over Green Bay

In what became Kurt Warner’s penultimate game, the Cardinals achieved a little redemption from their Super Bowl XLIII loss against Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers. After building a 17-point lead in the opening quarter, the Packers clawed their way back, ultimately scoring 21 points in the fourth quarter to tie the game at 45.

The Cardinals had a chance to win the game in regulation, but a miss from kicker Neil Rackers sent the game into overtime. However, it turned out the Cardinals didn’t need their offense to bail them out; Karlos Dansby took care of business when he ran back a recovered fumble into the end-zone, ending the Packers’ chances to complete the comeback.

The Cardinals and Packers combined for 96 points in the affair. And it also showed the Cardinals’ magical run the previous season was no fluke after defeating a quarterback whose career would become synonymous with come-from-behind wins.