NFL: Karlos Dansby's fumble return gives Cardinals 51-45 win

By Bob Baum

Associated Press

Published: Sunday, Jan. 10 2010 6:20 p.m. MST

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Karlos Dansby's 17-yard fumble return for a touchdown in overtime gave the Arizona Cardinals a 51-45 victory over the Green Bay Packers in the highest-scoring playoff game in NFL history.

Aaron Rodgers, who started the game with an interception but was marvelous after that, was stripped by Michael Adams. The ball careened off Rodgers' foot and into the hands of Dansby, who ran untouched for the score.

Rodgers flung his helmet to the sideline in disgust as the reigning NFC champion Cardinals rushed the field to celebrate.

It brought an abrupt end to a sensational passing duel to rival any the NFL has seen between the playoff newcomer Rodgers and the old master Kurt Warner.

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