Stephen Gostkowski laid face down on the field after missing a shot at a winning field goal. On the sideline, Kevin Kolbs and the Cardinals celebrated their victory. The Cards were able to hold on to a 20-18 lead to defeat the Pats Sunday in Kevin Kolb’s first start of the season. Entering the game the Cardinals were two touchdown underdogs and coach Ken Whisenhunt said, “Nobody really gave us a chance, but our guys believed they could do it and it’s great to see them operate that way.” The win now moves the Cardinals to 2-0 and they are one of only a handful of teams that sport that record.
Kevin Kolb, filling in for the injured starter, John Skelton, completed 15/27 pass attempts for 140 yards with a touchdown. Kolb also ran in a touchdown from 5 yards out. Beanie Wells led the team in rushing yards carrying the ball 14 times for 44 yards. Todd Heap led the team in receiving, catching 5 passes for 62 yards. Andre Roberts caught the lone touchdown from Kevin Kolb, while Larry Fitzgerald struggled again catching only one pass for 4 yards.
“It’s not like we played the perfect game. So, we have a lot to improve on,” Kolb said. “If you can get those ugly wins checked off in the win column, that’s big.” The Cardinals take on the Eagles at home this week in a battle of undefeated teams.