Around the NFC West: Super Cardinals

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

PHOENIX -- This Super Bowl stuff is getting routine here in the mighty NFC West. What is this, two Super Bowl teams in the last four seasons? I have to sympathize with those guys stuck covering some of the weaker divisions.

No, I wasn't able to keep a straight face all the way through that paragraph. But the Cardinals' success this season should buy some respect, even though Arizona will play the underdog role once again.

With so many Cardinals-related links springing up on the Web in the last 12 hours, I've decided to paste them in one massive file instead of spending the next two days dressing them up. I'll also include Eagles-related links here before heading over to Cardinals headquarters for what promises to be an eventful day.


Cardinals Advance to First Super Bowl

Warner's Family Accepts Bounty and Burden of Football

His Game Says It All
Cards Finally Make Super Bowl

Boldin's Play Isn't Hampered By Gripes

At 37, Return to Super Bowl Is 'Sweet' for Warner
Headed for Tampa in My Mind

No mirage: Warner basking as Cards head to first Super Bowl

Flying high to first Super Bowl

Fitzgerald a little tricky to cover

Warner is again able to bring home groceries

Boldin Boils: Hear That, Blue?


Warner, Cardinals ride a historic wave

Cardinals go from punch line to NFC champions

Are Cardinals steeling themselves to pull an upset?

Fitzgerald's dominance lifts Cardinals to first Super Bowl appearance

Why give the Cards a shot? We have our reasons

Cards' Fitzgerald finds special motivation in his wallet
Cardinals defy odds, dubious history to reach first Super Bowl

Whisenhunt's best shot in the cards for Steelers

Cards spoil the party of Pennsylvania

Unnatural history

Warner's Family Accepts Bounty and Burden of Football

Fitzgerald Spends Time Winning, Not Talking

Ex-Giant, Ram Kurt Warner is again able to bring home groceries for Cards
Teams' strengths will collide in Super Bowl

Stories make win sweeter

Season ticket holders in ticket lottery

Whisenhunt gets Super Bowl opponent wish

Believe it, Cards make Super Bowl

Tears of joy rain down in the desert

Defense seals the deal for Cards

New wrinkles on offense help Cards

Fitzgerald avoiding Warner's wrath

Cards come together with 'the drive'
Super Bowl trip -- it's in the Cards!

The impossible dream has come true

Fitzgerald rewriting postseason record book

Warner heading back; Edge's first time

Hood had it covered on decisive play

Bidwill remains stoic after win

Cardinals fans loud and proud on game day

Cards are flying to Fla.


Cards prove anything is possible


For Eagles, a Familiar Sense of Dismay

Fitzgerald Spends Time Winning, Not Talking

Surprise in Las Vegas After Cardinals' Unlikely Run

McNabb just short again

Eagles lose to Cardinals despite big comeback

McNabb-Reid legacy takes a hit

Eagles' destiny to disappoint

Oops, they did it again

McNabb: Another day of what-ifs

It did not look any better from Iraq
An inside job

Cards' late drive ends Eagles' season

Akers says blame for loss not all his

Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald dominated the action all day

Once again, a tearjerker for Warner

Cards' Warner simply outfoxed the Birds' defense

Brent Celek shines

Eagles Notes: Dawkins tells fans he's sorry

Time to dial down Eagles coach Andy Reid's duties

Cardinals spoil Eagles comeback in NFC Championship Game

Cards' late drive ends Eagles' season

Eagles lose to Cardinals despite big comeback

No wings, or whistle

McNabb's heroics in NFC Championship Game come a little too early

For the Eagles in NFC Championship Game, same story with familiar ending

Cardinals overwhelm Eagles defense

Banner, McNabb say it's too soon for contract talks

'Double pass' catches Eagles rookie Demps by surprise

Eagles tight end Celek says NFC Championship Game loss is heartbreaking

Cardinals trick Eagles defense with gadget play to Fitzgerald

Playoff wins no longer foreign for NFC champion Cardinals

What We Saw

Making Our Grades

Talking Points


Cardinals' Fitzgerald dominates Eagles in NFC Championship Game [AP]

Birds meet their destiny in the Arizona desert

Philly's playoff run grounds to a halt

Eagles Report Card

Eagles fly back, then surrender winning touchdown

Another opportunity lost


Half effort doesn't help the Eagles

Eagles sure they'd score

Defense was off, now so is team

Razed in Arizona

Short of Super

Fans heartbroken after Eagles season ends

The end has familiar look for Birds

Between the Hashmarks

Key drive helps Cardinals beat Eagles for NFC title

With 'next time' uncertain, Eagles lament lost opportunity