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Saints vs. Cardinals Score Recap: Arizona Holding on to 14-10 Lead

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The Saints and Cardinals find themselves in a tight game that could go either way in the second half.

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After one half of play in Phoenix the Saints are hanging in with the Cardinals thanks to some costly mistakes by Arizona. Too many men on the field on a Saints punt gave New Orleans an automatic first down, allowing them to score a touchdown and keep the game close. Poor clock management at the end of the half kept the Cardinals from kicking a field goal.

The Saints defense looked as bad as expected to start the game but tightened up a bit in the second quarter. They still have not been able to notch a sack. Brandon Browner missed two separate opportunities for an interception.

Brandon Coleman scored the Saints only touchdown of the day, the first of his career.

The Saints will start the second half with possession.

Team Stats

NO ARI
First Downs 11 14
Total Yards 165 213
Passing Yards 125 161
Rushing Yards 40 52
Penalties (Yds) 3(31) 4(25)
Turnovers 0 0
Punts (AVG) 2(40) 2(38)
Time of Pos. 16:49 13:11

Top Performers

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Brees 15/21 125 1 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
M. Ingram 4 18 0 9
K. Robinson 5 11 0 4
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
K. Robinson 3 41 0 22
M. Ingram 3 32 0 24
B. Watson 3 19 0 8
ARIZONA CARDINALS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
C. Palmer 12/20 161 1 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
A. Ellington 5 30 1 18
C. Palmer 2 15 0 12
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Brown 4 46 1 14
D. Fells 3 65 0 48
L. Fitzgerald 2 17 0 12