Sep 16, 2012; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots punter Zoltan Mesko (14) reacts after kicker Stephen Gostkowski (3) misses a field goal in the last seconds of play against the Arizona Cardinals during the second half at Gillette Stadium. The Arizona Cardinals defeated the New England Patriots 20-18. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-US PRESSWIRE

Surprise! Cards Shock Patriots In New England

The Cardinals pulled off the upset of the week, beating New England on the road, 20-18.

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VIDEO: Aaron Hernandez Headlines Week 2 NFL Injury Report

It was not a pleasant weekend to be a fan of the New England Patriots. Not only did the team suffer a shocking home loss to the Arizona Cardinals, but the team saw tight end Aaron Hernandez leave the field with an ankle injury. He is expected to miss up to six weeks for the Patriots.


Hernandez wasn't the only important injury on Sunday. The New York Giants lost Ahmad Bradshaw to an injured neck. He sat out most of Sunday's game and could miss the team's next contest, as the Giants have a short week before playing the Carolina Panthers on Thursday.

The most substantial injury, though, seems to have been suffered by Washington Redskins defensive end Adam Carriker, who could be out for the season with a knee injury.

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Cardinals Vs. Patriots Game Recap: Arizona Wins As New England Misses Late Field Goal

The Arizona Cardinals escaped with a 20-18 road victory against the New England Patriots in Week 2. The Cardinals nearly gave the game away, as backup running back Ryan Williams fumbled the ball as Arizona was trying to run out the clock. The fumble gave the Patriots the ball at the Cardinals 30-yard line.

The Patriots had a touchdown called back on a touchdown run by Danny Woodhead, due to a holding penalty. New England moved the ball into field goal range, but Stephen Gostkowski missed the 41-yard field goal that would have given the Patriots the win.

Before that kick, Gostkowski was a perfect 4-for-4 in field goals on the season.


Matt Ufford recaps the Patriots' shocking loss.

The Cardinals were able to get an early lead by holding the Patriots to field goals instead of touchdowns, as well as forcing two Patriots turnovers. Quarterback Kevin Kolb, who was filling in for the injured Jon Skelton, had a big day by scoring two touchdowns. One was a 2-yard pass to Andre Roberts late in the third to go up 13-9. His other score was a 5-yard rush, which gave them a 20-9 lead early in the fourth quarter.

The Patriots made their comeback late and had a chance to win even before the Cardinals gave the ball up late in the fourth quarter. Tight end Rob Gronkowski caught a 5-yard touchdown pass to make it 20-18, but the two-point attempt resulted in an incomplete pass by Tom Brady.

Fantasy studs and duds: The star fantasy player for Sunday was Tom Brady, who passed for 316 yards and two touchdowns -- but he did have on interception.

Odds: The Cardinals pulled off the upset, and heading into the game they were a 13-point underdog.

Injuries: The big injury in this game was Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez suffering a high ankle sprain early in the first quarter.

What's up next: The Cardinals host the Philadelphia Eagles next week, while the Patriots go on the road to face the Baltimore Ravens.

For more on the Patriots go visit Pats Pulpit, and for everything on the Cardinals go check out Revenge of the Birds.

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Cardinals Win In The Most Cardinals Way Possible

You are the Arizona Cardinals. Somehow you've managed to bumble your way to a late lead over the New England Patriots. Bravo sirs, you navigated an assured loss everyone pegged you for, and found a way to beat the odds. Now is the time to get a little comfortable, and all you need to do is take a knee and run out the clock.

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Oh Cardinals. It's not even funny anymore. Okay, it's still pretty funny. This could have been an absolutely nightmarish scenario, but we can laugh because Arizona won. A late shanked field goal by Stephen Gostkowski helped seal Arizona's victory, despite trying as hard as they could to beat themselves.

Let it be marked in the annals of history: On September 16th, 2012– the New England Patriots out-Cardinaled the Cardinals.

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Aaron Hernandez Injury: High Ankle Sprain For Patriots TE, According To Report

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez suffered a right ankle injury against the Arizona Cardinals early in the game and did not return. The latest news on Hernandez's ankle is that his injury is likely a high ankle sprain.

If this is high ankle sprain for Hernandez, it could sideline him for multiple weeks or even months. It all depends on just how severe the sprain is. This injury can be difficult to recover from as it requires a lot of rest, and once a player has a high ankle sprain, it is more likely that he could sprain that ankle again.

With Hernandez likely out for at least a few weeks, the Patriots may be in the market to for another receiving threat. His backup, Michael Hoomanawanui, has not been involved in the passing game at all against the Cardinals.

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Aaron Hernandez Injury: Patriots TE Rolls Ankle Vs. Cardinals

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez went down with an ankle injury in the first quarter of their game against the Arizona Cardinals. Hernandez was seen grabbing the upper part of his right ankle after rolling it during a Julian Edelman screen play.

Hernandez had to be taken off the field with the help of a pair of trainers and is being taken to the locker room for more evaluation. The injury appears to be quite serious since Hernandez was unable to put much weight on his right leg, and he is questionable to return to this game.

This is a blow to the Patriots as Hernandez was one of the top targets in the their offense. He will be replaced in the lineup by Michael Hoomanawanui.

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