Kolb comes in to rescue Cardinals
GLENDALE, Ariz. — Kevin Kolb lost the fight for the Cardinals starting quarterback job then said there's no time to sulk in the NFL. How right he was.
Less than four quarters into the season, Kolb was on the field leading the Cardinals to an opening victory over the Seahawks.
Kolb replaced the injured John Skelton and led Arizona on the deciding touchdown drive. He threw 6 yards to Andre Roberts for a score with 4:59 to play.
"It was pretty special, I'm not going to lie," Kolb said.
Aided by two pass interference penalties, Seattle drove to the Arizona 4-yard line in the final seconds. But rookie Russell Wilson threw three straight incompletions and the Cardinals held on.
"I felt great about the opportunities we had," Wilson said. "We put ourselves in a good position. We just fell short."
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said Skelton's injury "appears to be a sprain."