FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 16: Stephen Gostkowski #3 of the New England Patriots falls to the ground after missing a field goal in the fourth quarter as the Arizona Cardinals celebrate at Gillette Stadium on September 16, 2012 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Cardinals 20, Patriots 18: New England Upset, Drops Home Opener To Arizona

Stephen Gostkowski, who made his first four field goal attempts, missed a 42-yard field goal late in the fourth as the New England Patriots lost their first home opener in Gillette Stadium history, 20-18, to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

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Patriots Vs. Cardinals Inactives: No Surprises For New England

The inactives for the New England Patriots and Arizona Cardinals have been released, and there are no big surprises as defensive end Jake Bequette, cornberback Alfonzo Dennard, tight end Daniel Fells, defensive tackle Marcus Forston, defensive end Justin Francis, wide receiver Greg Salas and running back Shane Vereen will all be out.

The biggest roster news is for the Cardinals, who will be without Week 1 starting quarterback John Skelton who's recovering from a bad ankle injury. In his place will be backup Kevin Kolb who will have a chance to take over the starting job with a strong performance. Kolb helped the Cardinals beat the Seattle Seahawks, 20-16, in week one.

Other players that will be out for Arizona will be: wide receiver LaRon Byrd, tight end Jim Dray, guard Senio Kelemete, tackle Pat McQuistan, runningback William Powell and linebacker Jamaal Westerman.

For more on the Patriots, head over to Pats Pulpit and continue to check out SB Nation Boston.

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