4:15 PM ET, September 30, 2007
U of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Ken Whisenhunt will admit it now. This game meant a little more than usual to Arizona's first-year coach.So imagine his joy as the Cardinals "out-Steelered" Pittsburgh in a rugged 21-14 stunner of his old team Sunday.
This was an impressive performance from the Arizona defense. In a physical game, especially in the trenches, the Cardinals stuffed Steelers RB Willie Parker at the line and gave him little space to run in. Considering Parker had more than 100 yards in each of his first three games, limiting him to just 37 yards speaks volumes about how well this defense played.
It wasn't just the run defense, either. The secondary played well, too, allowing just a long TD in the first quarter and a late TD. It forced two picks and held Ben Roethlisberger to just barely better than 50 percent completion percentage.
-- Ken Moll, Scouts Inc.
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Roethlisberger had been sacked a total of four times in the three previous games. ... Arizona's two losses each were by three points. ... Leinart and Warner were a combined 21-of-35 for 225 yards with no interceptions.
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Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.5||4.9|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-1||2-3|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||0:39||Santonio Holmes, 43 yd pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed kick is good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 69 yds, 4:33
|TD||7:30||Jerheme Urban, 6 yd pass from Kurt Warner (Neil Rackers kick is good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 70 yds, 3:43
|TD||14:28||Steve Breaston, 73 yd punt return (Neil Rackers kick is good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 73 yds, 0:00
|TD||4:18||Edgerrin James, 2 yd run (Neil Rackers kick is good)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 82 yds, 7:19
|TD||1:54||Santonio Holmes, 7 yd pass from Ben Roethlisberger (Jeff Reed kick is good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 92 yds, 2:25