GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ken Whisenhunt's wife, Alice, has a new mouth to feed. Fortunately for her, Patrick Peterson seems content with delivery.
Peterson's game-winning, 99-yard punt return for a touchdown in overtime Sunday gave the Cardinals an ugly, improbable, but much-needed, 19-13 win over the equally hapless St. Louis Rams at University of Phoenix Stadium.
It was Peterson's third punt return for a TD this season, making him the only player in NFL history to record that feat in his first eight games. It was also Peterson's second game-winner this season, meaning he's responsible for both Arizona (2-6) wins.
"He's my new son," Whisenhunt said, laughing. "We just adopted him."
So did an entire city starved for a shred of football success following a 5-11 record last season and a 1-6 start to this season.
Arizona was flat-out ugly Sunday. Backup John Skelton struggled to muster any offense in his first start in place of injured Kevin Kolb (toe). He even gave St. Louis points whe...