Cardinals play down Boldin's late-game behavior

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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) -- The Arizona Cardinals called receiver Anquan Boldin's sideline shouting match with the offensive coordinator a "normal thing." Coach Ken Whisenhunt insisted the outburst would in no way disrupt the team.

Boldin and Todd Haley were seen arguing on television during the Cardinals' late touchdown drive in a 32-25 win over Philadelphia in the NFC championship game Sunday.

Boldin did not participate in the postgame celebration on the field with his teammates.

Whisenhunt says he expects Boldin's behavior to have no effect on the team.

After the game, Boldin spoke briefly to a few reporters, praising the play of fellow receiver Larry Fitzgerald. He then bolted for the locker room. Boldin was gone when reporters were allowed inside.