Arizona 30, New Orleans 20

Sunday, October 10, 2010 4:05 PM
WHEN: 4:05 PM EST, Sunday, October 10, 2010
WHERE: University of Phoenix Stadium, Phoenix, Arizona
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Tony Corrente
ATTENDANCE: 62621

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
New Orleans 10 3 0 7 20
Arizona 0 10 3 17 30

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 3-2 2-1 1-1 L1
Arizona 3-2 2-0 1-2 W1

Recap

Safety Kerry Rhodes scooped up a fumble and raced for a touchdown as the Arizona Cardinals benefited from two defensive scores to post a 30-20 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.

Cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie also returned the third of Drew Brees' interceptions 28 yards for a touchdown with 10 seconds to play to seal the win for Arizona (3-2), which gained sole possession of first place in the NFC West.

After Jay Feely kicked his third field goal of the day to give the Cardinals a 16-13 lead, Rhodes picked up a fumble by Ladell Betts and scampered 27 yards untouched into the end zone.

Brees tried to rally New Orleans with his second touchdown pass - a 35-yard scoring strike to Robert Meachem with 1:49 remaining in the fourth quarter - but Rodgers-Cromartie stepped in front of Lance Moore on the Saints' next drive to end the game.

Brees completed 24 of 39 passes for 294 yards for New Orleans (3-2), which fell behind the Arizona Falcons (4-1) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-1) in the competitive NFC South.

Rookie quarterback Max Hall completed 17 of 27 passes for 168 yards with an interception in his first NFL start for the Cardinals.

Hall also fumbled while he rushed toward the goal line, but offensive lineman Levi Brown scooped up the ball and scored to tie the game at 10-10 with 2:19 remaining in the second quarter.

John Carney connected on field goals of 31 and 32 yards, but missed a 29-yard attempt with the game tied at 13-13 late in the third quarter. The 46-year-old Carney was signed by the Saints nearly two weeks ago as Garrett Hartley's struggles continued.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
New Orleans   Arizona
Ladell Betts Player Beanie Wells
10 Attempts 20
44 Yards 35
4.4 Avg Yards 1.8
0 Touchdowns 0
11 Long 7
Receiving
New Orleans   Arizona
Marques Colston Player Larry Fitzgerald
7 Receptions 7
97 Yards 93
13.9 Avg Yards 13.3
0 Touchdowns 0
27 Long 26

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
New Orleans 358 85 273 2 2 1 4.0 4
Arizona 194 41 153 3 3 3 1.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Seattle. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Tampa Bay. The Saints have a W/L % of .600 after a win and .600 after a loss.
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