The last time the Cardinals beat the Patriots was 1991. That is until Sunday’s huge upset in Foxborough, as the Cards used a late field goal miss to hold off New England 20-18.
Kevin Kolb, starting for the injured John Skelton, threw for a score, and also ran for one as the Cardinals built a 20-9 lead and then held on.
The game was in doubt for Arizona when Pats kicker Stephen Gostkowski trotted out to try a 42-yard field goal, but pushed it wide left to give the Cards the win.
Arizona improves to 2-0 on the season, while the Pats fall to 1-1.
The Patriots took over when Vince Wilfork recovered a fumble at the Cardinals 30-yard line with 1:01 left.
A 30-yard run into the end zone by Danny Woodhead was nullified by a holding penalty against Rob Gronkowski.
The Pats then moved to the 24 before Tom Brady spiked the ball to stop the clock with six seconds remaining.
Gostkowski had been 4-for-4 till he missed the field goal that could have won the game.
Kolb was good enough, going 15-for-27 for 140 yards with one TD and one on the ground. Brady was 28-for-46, 316 yards with a pick and a touchdown.
The Patriots outgained the Cardinals 387 to 245, but failed to finish on Sunday, much to the happiness of Ken Whisenhunt and the Cardinals.