Cardinals with Kolb Stun Patriots 20-18 in Foxborough

The last time the Cardinals beat the Patriots was 1991, and “Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch” were at the top of the charts.

The Cardinals may be partying to that song Sunday night as they fly home, as they celebrate a huge 20-18 upset of the Patriots to improve to 2-0 on the young season.

Kevin Kolb, starting for the injured John Skelton, threw for a score, and also ran for one as the Cardinals built a 20-9 lead and then held on with the help of a missed field goal at the end.

Pats kicker Stephen Gostkowski trotted out to try a 42-yard field goal, but pushed it wide left to give the Cards the win.

The Patriots got the ball back late when Vince Wilfork recovered a fumble at the Cardinals 30-yard line with 1:01 left.

A 30-yard run into the end zone by Danny Woodhead was nullified by a holding penalty against Rob Gronkowski.

The Pats then moved to the 24 before Tom Brady spiked the ball to stop the clock with six seconds remaining.

Gostkowski had been 4-for-4 till he missed the field goal that could have won the game.

Kolb was good enough, going 15-for-27 for 140 yards with one TD and one on the ground. Brady was 28-for-46, 316 yards with a pick and a touchdown.

The Patriots outgained the Cardinals 387 to 245, but failed to finish on Sunday, much to the happiness of Ken Whisenhunt and the Cardinals.


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