Cardinals host rally for hometown fans

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PHOENIX -- Saturday marked the first playoff win for the Arizona Cardinals in more than a decade.

RAW: Cardinals rally

The Cards hit the road Friday to try to do it again at Carolina, but before they went, they wanted to party with their hometown fans.

A rally for the Cards was held Friday morning. Coach Ken Whisenhunt, Cardinals' president Mike Bidwill and Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon were there, too.

After the rally, the team headed to North Carolina for Saturday night's game.

They're facing a tough matchup against the Panthers, who look to improve to 9-0 at home.

The winner advances to the NFC championship game.

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