Cardinals 30, Falcons 24
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald hauls in a 42-yard touchdown catch on a pass from Kurt Warner. The reception opened the scoring in the NFL playoffs.
The Edge is back
Cardinals running back Edgerrin James runs the ball early on in Arizona's battle with Atlanta. The running game helped the Cardinals offense get off to a hot start.
Falcons running back Michael Turner looks for running room in the first half Atlanta's game vs. Arizona. The Falcons showed they were going to stick with the run as much as possible.
Cards receiver Larry Fitzgerald can't help but beam after his catch got Arizona on the board early.
Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner is known for his skill at putting points on the board and he did just that in the first quarter vs. the Falcons.
At long last
Some Arizona fans felt they had waited a long time for their team to reach the playoffs.
Cards running back Tim Hightower celebrates after scoring a four-yard rushing touchdown against the Falcons in the third quarter as Arizona started to pull away.
Rookie under pressure
Many wondered what Falcons rookie quarterback Matt Ryan would look like in his first playoff appearance. The answer: He looked a lot like a rookie.
Words of wisdom
Falcons QB Matt Ryan shares a moment after the game with Cards' veteran Kurt Warner. In this matchup, the wily elder statesman came out on top.
Arizona defensive end Bertrand Berry celebrates after the Cardinals captured a playoff victory over Atlanta.