Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The Cardinals don't have to worry about finding ways to get Kurt Warner into a rhythm.
That's a huge relief for Arizona heading into a home game against Peyton Manning and the Colts on Sunday night in Week 3. Warner's ability to complete his first 15 passes and 24 of 26 overall eased concerns that lingered from the Cardinals' unimpressive loss to the 49ers in Week 1. As well as the Arizona defense has played against limited offenses this season, offense is still going to define this team. Getting Steve Breaston back from injury and Anquan Boldin closer to full strength seemed to restore Warner and the passing game overall.
Warner set an NFL single-game record for completion percentage at 92.3 among players with at least 20 attempts (Vinny Testaverde held the record after completing 91.3 percent for the Browns against the Rams in 1993).
That's all great, but Arizona still must prove it can play well consistently, particularly with the NFC West appearing more competitive this season.
This was another case of the Cardinals playing their best when backed into a corner. They knew dropping to 0-2 would have left them in a horrible position with the Colts visiting and either the Seahawks or 49ers taking a 2-0 division record into Week 3. And so the Cardinals responded with an impressive showing. More consistency will serve this team well.