Quick Take: Cards earn first Super Bowl trip

It was over when ...
Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett picked off a lateral attempt by the Eagles in the closing seconds. The Eagles needed a miracle -- a hook-and-ladder play to go 93 yards for a touchdown -- but Dockett thwarted the play. Kevin Curtis' inability to catch a fourth-and-10 pass from Donovan McNabb as Curtis was falling down on Philadelphia's second-to-last drive ended the game for all intents and purposes.

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Larry Fitzgerald got things started for the Cardinals, catching a touchdown on three of Arizona's first four possessions. He also got things restarted for the Cardinals after they fell behind by one in the fourth quarter. He had three catches for 39 yards during Arizona's winning 14-play drive.

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As has been the case throughout its postseason run, Arizona once again dominated the turnover battle. It had three takeaways and now has a plus-9 turnover ratio in the playoffs.

Cardinals DE Travis LaBoy left the game with an injury in the first quarter and did not return. ... Eagles QB Donovan McNabb and coach Andy Reid fell to 1-4 in NFC Championship Games. ... Eagles TE Brent Celek had a career-high 10 catches, gaining 83 yards and two touchdowns. ... Cardinals WR Anquan Boldin played despite a hamstring injury and finished with four catches for 34 yards.

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