On Saturday January 10, 2009, the NFL showcased their NFC Divisional game between the Arizona Cardinals and the Carolina Panthers. In a surprising show of football domination, the NFC West Division Champion Arizona Cardinals handily defeated the Carolina Panthers by a score of 33-13.
Most teams that come from the west coast and endure the time change do not usually win on the road on the East Coast. That was a big point that was played out in the news before they played.
At half-time the Arizona Cardinals were up by a score of 27-7. They went on to get two field goals. They had the game in hand at that point. The Carolina Panthers scored a touchdown in the waning moments of the game to give them 13 points on the day. They missed the extra point attempt.
The Arizona Cardinals will face the winner of the Philadelphia Eagles and New York Giants game already in progress. At the moment, it looks like it may be a NFC “Battle of the Birds” (Cardinals and Eagles).
Yours in NFL Playoff excitement
Joseph R. Mays
PS. Super Bowl LVIII on February 1, 2009