The Arizona Cardinals ended decades of futility when they advanced to their first ever Super Bowl after defeating the Philadelphia Eagles, 32-25, in Phoenix Sunday. Kurt Warner completed 21 of 28 passes for 279 yards and four touchdowns, including three scoring strikes to Larry Fitzgerald.

Arizona (12-7) already made history as the league’s first ever No. 4 seed to host a conference championship game.

After storming to a 24-6 halftime lead, the Eagles scored 19 consecutive points to take a 25-24 lead in the fourth quarter. Yet, Warner found rookie Tim Hightower in the end zone for the go-ahead score, capping a 72-yard, Super Bowl-clinching drive. A two-point conversion completed the scoring.

Donovan McNabb, who may see his days in Philadelphia come to an end, completed 28 of 47 passes for 375 yards and three touchdowns.

Two time zones away, the Pittsburgh Steelers seek to be the first NFL franchise to win its sixth Super Bowl, after it disposed of the Baltimore Ravens, 23-14, in the Sunday afternoon match-up. Fittingly, the Steelers’ defense won the game, capped by a 40-yard interception return by Troy Polamalu late in the fourth quarter.

Ben Roethlisberger led the Steelers (14-4) with 255 yards and a touchdown on 16-of-33 passing. Also contributing were Jeff Reed (three field goals) and Santonio Holmes, who scored on a thrilling 65-yard catch-and-run play.

Rookie quarterback Joe Flacco struggled in his third career playoff start, completing 13 of 30 passes for 141 yards and three interceptions, including the game-stealing pick to Polamalu. The Ravens finish the season at 13-6.

Pittsburgh will host Arizona in Super Bowl XLIII.