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The Stat Line of the Night – 1/10/10 – Kurt Warner
The NFL playoffs are something I look forward to all year long, but this year’s Wild Card weekend was less than stellar. Until Sunday’s late game that is. The Packers went to Arizona to face the Cardinals in a rematch of last week’s Packer beatdown on Arizona. The results this week were not quite the same, thanks to Kurt Warner‘s amazing performance.
The Cardinals jumped out to an early lead and the game looked like it was going to be another blowout to go with the other 3 boring games of the weekend. Although the Packers were down by 14 at halftime, they roared back in the 4th quarter to tie it up. Aaron Rodgers, the Packers’ quarterback, had a great game as well throwing 4 touchdowns to only 1 interception. Warner outshone him though.
On a day where it seemed like Kurt could do no wrong, he went 29/33 for 379 yards, 5 touchdowns and no picks. His quarterback rating was a near-perfect 154.1. With some help from 156 yards rushing, Warner was able to lead his team to victory. Strangely enough, in a game mostly decided by overwhelming offenses, it was a defensive play that sealed the deal for Arizona. On the Packers 3rd play of overtime, Cardinal linebacker Karlos Dansby scooped up a fumble and ran it back for a touchdown and the 51-45 victory.
While Warner did have a lot of help from his teammates, his amazing performance earns him “The Stat Line of the Night”.