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Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots: Week Two Aftermath

Sunday, September 16th, 2012

Stephen Gostkowski’s last-second field goal attempt missed the mark. (Photo: US Presswire)


NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

The Arizona Cardinals were considered a major underdog entering their week two contest at the New England Patriots; however, the Cardinals now sit at 2-0 after completing a stunning 20-18 upset. The Patriots (1-1) looked sluggish for most of the game; Tom Brady was under constant pressure from Arizona’s pass rush and lost tight end Aaron Hernandez early in the first quarter. With six seconds remaining, Stephen Gostkowski kicked what would have been a game-winning field goal attempt wide to the left. Read on for in-depth breakdowns of New England’s offense, defensive, and special teams from week two.

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Patriots Pre-Game Timeline: Week Two vs Arizona Cardinals

Sunday, September 16th, 2012
Jermaine Cunningham Patriots

Patriots defensive end Jermaine Cunningham had a great start against Tennessee. Will it continue against the Cardinals? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff

After a strong start to the 2012 season, the New England Patriots will try and build on their opening 34-13 victory over the Titans today against the Arizona Cardinals.

The Patriots home opener kicks off at 1pm eastern time. Keep it here for all the updates leading up to the game: inactives, injuries, analysis and more.

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Arizona Cardinals at New England Patriots: Ten Keys to Week Two

Saturday, September 15th, 2012
Ras-I Dowling Patriots

Can Ras-I Dowling and the Patriots secondary stop Larry Fitzgerald? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Matthew Jones

Entering the 2012 season, the Arizona Cardinals were considered a team in the midst of a downward spiral. Their division rivals were being lauded for improvements at key spots: San Francisco had upgraded their offense by signing Mario Manningham and Randy Moss at wide receiver, Seattle had added not one but two potential starting quarterbacks in Matt Flynn and Russell Wilson, and the St. Louis Rams had begun a complete organizational overhaul under highly-regarded head coach Jeff Fisher, who brought in talent at wide receiver (Brian Quick), along the offensive line (center Scott Wells), and especially on defense (tackles Michael Brockers and Kendall Langford, cornerbacks Cortland Finnegan, Janoris Jenkins, and Trumaine Johnson.)

However, the Cardinals are tied for first in the division after a 20-16 week one victory over the more highly-touted Seattle Seahawks in which Arizona made a dramatic fourth-quarter comeback behind second-string quarterback Kevin Kolb.

How much of a threat do they pose to a New England team coming off of a dominant 34-13 victory at the Tennessee Titans?

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