by Matt Snyder
Despite the recent rough patch -- where the Cards have lost three of their last four games -- this continues to be a historic season for the Arizona Cardinals. When the Pro Bowl teams were released yesterday, you might have noticed five Cardinals on the team. If you were an astute fan, you would have realized this is a rarity for the maligned franchise. If you were really educated, you'd know that the last time the Cardinals sent more than two to Hawaii was 1996 -- when Larry Centers, Eric Swann, and Aeneas Williams went.
In order to find the last time the Cardinals franchise sent at least five members, though, you'd have to go all the way back to 1977. Yep, back to St. Louis, once again, which is a common theme for this year's Cards. Another note about the historic Cardinals Pro-Bowlers -- as Kurt Warner, Anquan Boldin, and Larry Fitzgerald are all starting:
It's the first time since the 1970 merger that a team has had the starting quarterback and receivers.
Arizona Cardinals Continue Making Team History With Pro Bowl Selections originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Wed, 17 Dec 2008 15:55:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.