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How did the Arizona Cardinals got to Super Bowl XLIII to face the Pittsburgh Steelers in Tampa, Florida?

The Arizona Cardinals in the Super Bowl? Yes, you’ve read it right. How about that huh?

The Arizona Cardinals are NFC Champions. Who would’ve thought the Cards’ would be able to accomplish that and earn the right to play in Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Florida?

Continuing on their stunning run through the playoffs, the Arizona Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Eagles 32-25 at the University of Phoenix Stadium to win their first NFC championship and advance to their first Super Bowl in franchise history.

Their opponent in Tampa will be the Pittsburgh Steelers but since the Cards’ are on such

a high the last few weeks, they probably could care less who they face. Until this season, they were one of six franchises never to play in a Super Bowl. The Cardinals finished the regular season with a 9-7 win-loss mark. The Cards’ were 6-2 at home while going below the .500 mark when visiting opponents.

And while they barely made the postseason, Arizona’s improbable run started from a wild card berth.

Arizona started their playoff campaign by stopping the soaring Atlanta Falcons 30-24. And while that alone was already a shocker, they did one better by beating the Carolina Panthers in the Eastern time zone. The Cardinals relied on veteran Kurt Warner, who finished the game with 21-32, 220 yds, 2 TDs, 1 IN, in a huge 33-13 win to advance to the NFC conference finals.

Once again, many doubted Arizona’s resiliency against a very tough Philadelphia Eagles squad for the right to play in Tampa. But once again, Arizona was defiant.

The Cardinals jumped on the Eagles in the first half and led 24-6 at intermission. Receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught three touchdowns passes, including a 62-yard catch on a gadget play.

They held on for dear life, and their first Super Bowl berth, in the second half. The Eagles scored three touchdowns in just more than a quarter to take a 25-24 lead with 10:45 left.

The Cardinals responded with guts and offensive diversity. They drove 72 yards in 14 plays, covering on a critical third down near midfield. Using a mix of run and pass, the Cardinals drove to the 9, where they were faced with a third down.

Rookie running back Tim Hightower took a screen pass, picked up a couple of nice blocks and scored. Tight end Ben Patrick caught a pass for the two-point conversion, giving the Cardinals a 32-25 lead with 2:53 left.

And the rest, as they say, was history. The Cardinals are in the fucking Super Bowl people.

Can the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Arizona Cardinals to win Super Bowl XLIII? has the odds.

Pittsburgh Steelers -7

Arizona Cardinals +7

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