Warner throws 4 TD passes, 2 to Fitzgerald, as Cardinals beat Seattle in regular-seasom finalePosted: Updated:
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Kurt Warner and Larry Fitzgerald sent the Arizona Cardinals into the playoffs as winners.
Warner threw four touchdown passes, his most in seven years, then sat out the fourth quarter yesterday and the Cardinals beat Seattle 34-21 to spoil the final game of Mike Holmgren's decade as Seahawks coach.
Two of Warner's TDs went to Fitzgerald, who caught five passes for 130 yards.
The Cardinals had been blown out twice since clinching the NFC West title.
They finished the regular season at 9-7, with a winning record for the first time in a decade and only the second time since 1984.
They will play a first-round playoff game at home against Atlanta on Saturday afternoon.
Fitzgerald had touchdown catches of 5 and 38 yards and caught a 50-yarder to set up another score.
Warner completed 19-of-30 for 263 yards and was intercepted once.
His four touchdown passes gave him a franchise-record 30 for the season.
Matt Leinart played the final quarter in relief of Warner and directed the team to a pair of field goals.
Edgerrin James carried 14 times for 100 yards.
His 35-yard run set up Neil Rackers' 23-yard field goal that put Arizona ahead 31-21 with 8:26 to play.