Cinderella goes to Super Bowl XLIII.
The Arizona Cardinals qualified to Super Bowl XLIII this afternoon with a 32-25 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Cardinals started the game with a flurry of touchdown passes. Kurt Warner hooked up with Larry Fitzgerald three times during the first half (a new NFC record) to carve themselves a comfortable 24-6 lead over the Eagles after the first half.
The Eagles covered the gap during the second half. Donovan McNabb and the Eagles even took the lead 25-24 in the fourth quarter. But the Cards took back the lead with a touchdown pass from Warner to Tim Hightower.
Despite allowing the Eagles to get back in the game, the Cardinals' ride did not change back into a pumpkin when the midnight bell struck. The young team from Arizona hung tight and is now qualified to the greatest show on earth: the Super Bowl.
(Picture: Larry Fitzgerald, Getty Images.)