In the Cardinals' first home playoff game in 61 years, Kurt Warner tossed two TD passes in Arizona's 30-24 win over Atlanta in an NFC wild-card game. The Cardinals' 30 points were their most in the playoffs, breaking a record set by the then-Chicago Cardinals in the NFL championship victory over Philadelphia in 1947, the year of the franchise's last home playoff game.
Warner came out throwing in his first playoff appearance since 2002. He opened with a 42-yard touchdown pass to Larry Fitzgerald and later hit Anquan Boldin on a 71-yard scoring play. Warner finished 19 for 31 for 271 yards and two touchdowns.
The Cardinals' Edgerrin James outgained Atlanta's Michael Turner, the NFL's No. 2 rusher. James ran 16 times for 73 yards. Turner was held to 42 yards on 18 carries.
Atlanta rookie Matt Ryan was intercepted twice, was tackled in the end zone for a safety and fumbled the ball away on a botched handoff. The fumble was returned 26 yards by Antrel Rolle 52 seconds into the second half to put Arizona ahead for good.
The Cardinals will play either the Carolina Panthers or defending Super Bowl champion New York Giants in the second round.
AFC Wild-Card - San Diego Chargers 23, Indianapolis Colts 17, OT
SAN DIEGO (AP) - LaDainian Tomlinson couldn't continue, which turned out to be a very good thing for the San Diego Chargers.
Speedy little Darren Sproles scooted 22 yards for the winning score 6:20 into overtime and the Chargers beat the Colts 23-17 in an AFC wild-card game.
Sproles accounted for 328 total yards in stealing the spotlight from Tomlinson, who didn't play after the first quarter because of a groin injury suffered last week.
Sproles ran 24 times for 105 yards. The 5-foot-6, 181-pound Spoles also caught five passes for 45 yards. Sproles returned four kickoffs for 106 yards and added three punt returns for 72 yards.
The Chargers ended the Colts' 9-game winning streak a day after Peyton Manning won his third Associated Press NFL MVP award. But Manning is going home while Chargers QB Philip Rivers, who completed 20 of 36 passes for 217 yards and no interceptions, is continuing in the postseason. Manning was 25 of 42 for 310 yards and one touchdown.
The Chargers move on to play either Tennessee or Pittsburgh next weekend in the AFC playoffs.