Saints trail Cardinals 14-10 at the half
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Despite a shaky defensive start, the Saints are within one score at the half, trailing the Arizona Cardinals, 14-10.
Arizona marched 80 yards on the game's opening possession, with Carson Palmer completing five of his first six passes. Palmer found John Brown for a 10-yard touchdown to put Arizona up 7-0.
The Saints responded with a 37-yard field goal from rookie kicker Zach Hocker to make it 7-3.
In the second quarter, Arizona engineered its second touchdown drive, taking advantage of multiple Saints miscues. First, Palmer hit a wide open Darren Fells for a 48-yard catch and run. Then a defensive pass interference call on Delvin Breaux gave the Cardinals a first and goal situation. Andre Ellington cashed in on a one-yard touchdown run, and Arizona went up 14-3.
After a Cardinals penalty gave New Orleans a key first down, the Saints would score their second touchdown on a Brees to Brandon Coleman connection, with Coleman shaking a tackle from Tyrann Mathieu and diving for the pylon. New Orleans cut the deficit to 14-10.
Brees was 15-21 for 125 yards and the TD in the first half.
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