CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kurt Warner and the upstart Arizona
Cardinals are one victory away from their first Super Bowl
appearance, with a big assist from Jake Delhomme and
the bumbling Carolina Panthers.
The once discarded Warner was steady in a stunning 33-13 rout of
the Panthers, throwing two touchdown passes. Delhomme
self-destructed with five interceptions and lost a fumble.
The target of jokes for years with their history of ineptitude,
the Cardinals are the last team in the conference to reach the AFC
championship game since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
Larry Fitzgerald had a big night as Warner's favorite receiver.
Fitgerald caught eight passes for 166 yards and one TD. Warner
finished 21-of-32 for 220 yards and one TD as he keeps his dream of
going to a third Super Bowl alive.
Neil Rackers kicked four field goals, including an
The Cardinals now go to the NFC championship game against the
winner of Sunday's Philadelphia-New York Giants game.
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