GLENDALE, Ariz. (Midwest Communications) - In the highest scoring playoff game in NFL history, the Arizona Cardinals took advantage of 3 Packers turnovers both early and late in a 51-45 overtime win. Records were broken on both sides as Packers QB Aaron Rodgers finished the day 28 of 42 for 422 yards and 4 TDs. But his 1st quarter interception on the opening series, followed by a Donald Driver fumble on the Pack's second possession, helped push the Cards to an early 14-0 lead.
The Packers valiantly came back to tie the game on two occasions in a matchup which saw very little defense played. But a Rodgers fumble in overtime, caused by Arizona DB Michael Adams, recovered by LB Karlos Dansby and returned 17 yards was the game-winner in the extra period.
With the win, the Cardinals head to New Orleans to face the NFC's top seed next Saturday.