Ridley has 71 yards in Patriots loss

Published 12:00am Monday, September 17, 2012

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Stephen Gostkowski lay face down on the field after missing a shot at a winning field goal. On the sideline, Kevin Kolb and the Arizona Cardinals celebrated their victory.

The most accurate kicker in New England Patriots history sent a 42-yard attempt wide to the left on the next to last play — after making three longer field goals — and the Cardinals held on for a 20-18 win on Sunday.

“Nobody really gave us a chance,” said Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt, whose team was a two-touchdown underdog, “but our guys believed they could do it and it’s great to see them operate that way.”

Natchez native Stevan Ridley ran for 71 yards on 18 carries in the game.

Backup quarterback Kolb did his part by throwing for one touchdown and running for another. Arizona’s defense contributed by sacking Tom Brady four times.