Arizona shocks champion Saints Knoxville News Sentinel

Arizona shocks champion Saints Knoxville News Sentinel


The rookie from BYU, optimistically listed at 6foot1, survived some brutal hits to complete 17 of 27 passes for 168 yards, and the Arizona Cardinals upset the New Orleans Saints 3020 on Sunday.


Hall threw an interception that led to an early Saints field goal. He also fumbled twice, but both turned out to be key plays for Arizona (32). The first was run 2 yards by Cardinals tackle Levi Brown for a touchdown. Guard Alan Faneca pounced on the other for a 10yard gain.


The Cardinals intercepted Drew Brees three times and converted two turnovers Mitchell And Ness Archie Manning Jersey by the Saints (32) into touchdowns. He had been picked off just twice in the first four games.


Kerry Rhodes returned Ladell Betts' fumble 27 yards for a score and, with 10 seconds to play, Dominique RodgersCromartie returned an interception 28 yards for the clinching TD.


"We finally put a good effort together," Rhodes said. "It wasn't perfect, it wasn't pretty at times for us, but Archie Manning Jersey we played as complete a game as we've played so far."


New Orleans outgained the Cardinals 373194, but couldn't overcome four turnovers.


Brees, who entered the game completing an NFLbest 74 percent of his passes with just two interceptions, threw for two touchdowns.


His 35yard TD pass to former University of Tennessee star Robert Meachem cut Arizona's lead to 2320 with 1:49 to play. But Larry Fitzgerald, who caught seven passes for 93 yards, recovered the subsequent onside kick for Arizona.


New Orleans had one final shot, getting the ball at its Archie Manning Throwback Jersey 9yard line with 24 seconds to play. But RodgersCromartie picked off Brees' pass and weaved through wouldbe tacklers for the final score.


Even though they have been blown out at Atlanta and San Diego, the Cardinals enter their bye week alone atop the NFC West. The difference this year is they are without Kurt Warner, who was in the broadcast booth as a color analyst for Fox.

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