Watch Cardinals games since 2009 for free with NFL Game Pass

Mar 23, 2020, 6:35 PM
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)...
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Without live sports, Arizona fans can dive into the last decade of Cardinals football with NFL Game Pass.

The streaming service is offering most games from 2009 through 2019 for free. Guests just need to create an account, which does not require a credit card at this time.

By doing so, they will be able to watch most regular season games and all postseason games the Cardinals played in during the past decade. Super Bowl XLIII is also available on YouTube as one of the greatest Super Bowl games of all time.

Game Pass features include full games and condensed 45-minute replays, film sessions with Brian Baldinger and Ron Jaworski, Hard Knocks, All or Nothing, and more.

The free membership is scheduled to last until May 31.

To get you started, here are five must-watch Cardinals games available on Game Pass beginning in the 2009 regular season.

5. 2016 Week 7 vs. Seahawks

The game: 6-6 tie.

The stat: Just kidding. Here’s the real list:

5. 2011 Week 12 vs. St. Louis Rams

The game: Beanie Wells went crazy and Patrick Peterson had another punt return for a touchdown in the Cardinals’ 23-20 win over the Rams, which was part of Arizona’s stretch of six wins in seven weeks that helped the team get into the playoff hunt.

The stat: Wells raced for 228 yards on 27 carries to set a franchise record. He also had a touchdown.

The moment: Peterson’s 80-yard punt return score, which was his fourth of the year and put the rookie in a tie for most punt return touchdowns in a single season.

4. 2009 Week 13 vs. Minnesota Vikings

The game: Kurt Warner and Brett Favre faced off for the final time in their illustrious careers. The Cardinals defense shut down running back Adrian Peterson and Arizona got the 30-17 win to give a 10-1 Minnesota team its second loss of the year.

The stat: Wide receivers Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin combined for 15 receptions, 241 yards and three touchdowns.

The moment: There was not necessarily a specific moment, but the final matchup between two Hall of Famers in Warner and Favre is worth the watch.

3. 2015 Week 10 vs. Seattle Seahawks

The game: Looking to assert itself as the new NFC West power, Arizona beat rival Seattle 39-32 to improve its record to 7-2. Carson Palmer threw for 363 yards and three touchdowns, most of the damage going through receiver Michael Floyd (seven receptions, 113 yards, two touchdowns) and Fitzgerald (10 receptions, 130 yards).

The stat: Arizona’s pass defense was stellar, limiting Russell Wilson to 13-for-32 passing (43.8%) with 240 yards. Seattle only converted one of eight third downs.

The moment: Andre Ellington streaked down the sideline to ice the game with a 48-yard touchdown.

And who can forget Drew Stanton’s sideline antics that went with it?

2. 2015 Divisional Round vs. Green Bay Packers

The game: The 2015 Divisional Round had iconic plays from two future Hall of Famers. With less than a minute left in the fourth quarter and facing a 4th-and-20, Aaron Rodgers completed a 60-yard pass. He then completed a Hail Mary to send the game to overtime.

Then Larry Fitzgerald put a stamp on his already prolific postseason career with a 75-yard catch-and-run and a five-yard touchdown to give Arizona the 26-20 overtime win.

The stat: Fitzgerald had eight receptions for 176 yards and a touchdown. In nine career playoff games, he has 942 yards and 10 touchdowns.

The moment: The first play of overtime. Palmer avoided a sack, threw a pass across his body and across the field, and then Fitzgerald weaved through traffic 75 yards upfield. It’s the defining play of the Bruce Arians era.

1. 2009 Wild Card Round vs. Green Bay Packers

The game: Arizona and Green Bay know how to throw down for an exciting matchup. This 2009 Wild Card Round stands as the highest-scoring playoff game ever. Beginning with 11:06 in the second quarter, only two drives did not end in a score, excluding Rodgers kneeling to end regulation. The Cardinals got the 51-45 win in overtime.

The stat: Besides 51-45 being the highest scoring playoff game in NFL history? Warner threw more touchdowns than he did incompletions. He finished the game 29-for-33 with 379 yards, five touchdowns and no interceptions.

Rodgers went 28-for-42 with 428 yards, four touchdowns and one interception.

The moment: All that offense … and a defensive play stands the test of time. Michael Adams strip-sacked Rodgers in overtime and Karlos Dansby returned it 17 yards for the game-winning touchdown. It was just the second defensive touchdown ever to end an overtime NFL game.

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