The second seeded Arizona Cardinals start their Playoff run tonight hosting the Green Bay Packers. Arizona won in a rout the last time these teams met in Arizona three weeks ago. The Cardinals also won the last time these teams met in the Playoffs. That was a 51-45 overtime thriller in 2009 won by a Karlos Dansby 17 yard fumble return for a touchdown.
The Cardinals have been somewhat snakebitten the last two seasons. In 2013 they were a hard luck 10-6 team that missed the Playoffs. Last year they seemed to be on a Super Bowl trajectory, but their quarterback situation was decimated by injuries. Ryan Lindley started their Playoff loss to the Panthers. Finally they have a legitimate chance to make some noise in the postseason. Will they take advantage of it?
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Packers vs. Cardinals
Where: University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
When: Saturday, January 16, 5:15 p.m. PT
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Radio: Packers Radio Network | Cardinals Radio Network
Online Streaming: NBC Sports
Odds: The Cardinals opened as a touchdown favorite, and the line remains steady at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.
Packers blog: Acme Packing Company
Cardinals blog: Revenge of the Birds