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Monday, November 17, 2008
Around the NFC West: Cardinals finish


Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

Darren Urban of azcardinals.com says there's no way the NFL should fine Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson for hitting Matt Hasselbeck. He saw no helmet-to-helmet contact.

Also from Urban: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie came up big in the Cardinals' biggest game of the season to date.

More from Urban: Players celebrate following their big victory.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic says the Cardinals need fewer mistakes from Kurt Warner if they hope to knock off the Giants.

Also from Somers: Wilson and Hasselbeck have differing views on whether the NFL should fine Wilson for his hit on the Seattle quarterback.

More from Somers: The good far outweighed the bad for Arizona during the Cardinals' 26-20 victory.

Still more from Somers: Yes, the Cardinals exorcised some demons, but only after giving those demons a workout.

Dan Bickley of the Arizona Republic singles out Rodgers-Cromartie's second interception as the key play in the game for Arizona.

Also from Bickley: The Cardinals took another step on the ladder to respectability. Even Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren said Arizona has earned its current position.

Scott Bordow of the East Valley Tribune says the Cardinals handed a game ball to Rodgers-Cromartie. Good thing, too, because Darnell Dockett had said he would buy one for the rookie if the team didn't provide one.

Also from Bordow: The Cardinals' defense finally escapes the shadow of their offense, at least in the end. Seattle finished with only 196 yards.

Mike Tulumello of the East Valley Tribune says Ralph Brown came through when needed after injuries depleted the Cardinals' secondary.

Also from Tulumello: Cardinals defensive end Bert Berry provides the quote of the day while leaving the field in Seattle. "They were who we thought they were," Berry said.