Wrap-up: Cardinals 30, Saints 20

October, 10, 2010
10/10/10
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Wrapping up the New Orleans Saints' 30-20 loss against the Arizona Cardinals.


What it means: There are holes in the machine that rolled to a Super Bowl title last season. We had seen some cracks in the first four games, but now a lot of problems have been exposed. Yes, the Saints have some injuries, but that’s no excuse. When you go up against a mediocre Arizona team that’s starting undrafted rookie Max Hall at quarterback and you’ve got Drew Brees, you’ve got some pretty big problems.

What’s next: The Saints have to go on the road again next Sunday for a game that probably looked like a piece of cake when the schedule first came out. But they’re traveling to Tampa Bay and the Buccaneers are suddenly 3-1, which puts them a game ahead of the Saints in the loss column. For those watching the standings, the Falcons lead the division at 4-1, followed by the Buccaneers and the Saints are 3-2.

Bizarre stat of the day: The Cardinals really didn’t do much offensively. In fact, they didn’t score an offensive touchdown, which should have been a good sign for the Saints. But the Cardinals returned an interception for a touchdown, two fumbles for touchdowns and Jay Feely booted three field goals.

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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