Warner's near-perfection leads Cards past Jags

It was over when ...
Jaguars WR Nate Hughes had a sure touchdown reception bounce off his helmet with 4:29 left, and Jacksonville trailing 31-17. The Cardinals had gone into cruise control, pulling starting QB Kurt Warner at the start of the fourth quarter. But Warner was warming up on the sidelines and likely would have been inserted into the game if the Jaguars had scored the touchdown.

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Warner set an NFL single-game record for completion percentage, at 92.3 percent. He completed 24 of 26 passes to best Vinny Testaverde's 91.3 percent for Cleveland on Dec. 26, 1993 against the Los Angeles Rams. Warner also tied a team record for most consecutive passes completed to start a game by going 15 for 15, tying Jake Plummer's mark from Nov. 8, 1998 against Washington.

Key stat
Warner was not sacked by the Jaguars, and had plenty of time to shred the defense.

Noteworthy
The Cardinals struggled on the East Coast during the 2008 regular season, but the team has now won two of the last three games it has played on the East Coast including playoffs (at Carolina, and Super Bowl XLIII). ... Arizona right tackle Levi Brown rolled his ankle and left the game for a time, but did return. ... Cardinals returner Antrel Rolle failed to catch a punt that hit off Greg Toler for a turnover, but the Jaguars managed just a field goal attempt which was blocked and returned by Rolle for a touchdown.

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