Cardinals allow record points in consecutive playoff games

NEW ORLEANS -- The Arizona Cardinals have set an NFL record for points allowed in consecutive games in the same postseason.

After allowing 45 in their overtime victory over Green Bay in the wild card round, the Cardinals gave up 45 in their divisional round loss against the New Orleans Saints.

According to STATS LLC, the total of 90 points easily eclipsed the old mark of 79 points given up by Miami. The Dolphins allowed 17 points to Seattle and 62 points to Jacksonville in back-to-back games during the 1999-2000 playoffs.

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