Cardinals’ defence leads way with pair of pick-6s in win over Saints


Marco Wilson and Isaiah Simmons scored touchdowns on two pick-6s late in the primary half and used that beautiful change in momentum to raise the Arizona Cardinals over the New Orleans Saints 42-34 on Thursday night time in Glendale.

The Cardinals (3-4) snapped an eight-game residence shedding streak that was the franchise’s longest since 1958.

The recreation was tied at 14 when Saints quarterback Andy Dalton threw the game-changing interceptions on consecutive drives that had been barely a minute aside. The first one wasn’t essentially his fault, however the second was.

The first got here when Saints receiver Marquez Callaway bobbled a possible catch. Wilson was there to pluck it out of the air after which sprinted 38 yards to the tip zone, diving over the objective line for a 20-14 lead.

The second occurred when Dalton tried to throw over the center. Simmons corralled the interception with one hand after which ran 56 yards down the proper sideline for the rating. The Cardinals crowd — which hadn’t seen a win since Oct. 24 of final season in opposition to the Texans — roared its approval.

From there, the Cardinals had management. The Saints pulled inside 28-17 early in the third, however Kyler Murray discovered Greg Dortch for a 5-yard landing to push Arizona forward 35-17.

Murray accomplished 20 of 29 passes for 204 yards and a landing.

New Orleans (2-5) has misplaced 5 of its final six video games. Dalton threw for 361 yards, 4 touchdowns and three interceptions.

The Saints led 7-3 late in the primary quarter and seemed as in the event that they had been going to attain one other landing, however Cardinals cornerback Antonio Hamilton intercepted Dalton’s move in the tip zone.

New Orleans did push forward 14-6 in the second on a 3-yard landing move to Taysom Hill. The landing was arrange by a 64-yard catch and run by Kevin White, who barely stayed in-bounds as he ran down the left sideline to Arizona’s 3-yard line. White was elevated to the lively roster from the observe squad earlier than the sport.

Arizona rookie Keaontay Ingram ran for a 2-yard landing late in the second quarter and Eno Benjamin transformed on the 2-point conversion to tie the sport at 14.

The Cardinals welcomed again three-time All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins, who was suspended for the primary six video games of the season after violating the NFL’s coverage on performance-enhancing medicine.

Hopkins completed with 10 catches for 102 yards.

Newly-acquired receiver Robbie Anderson — who had been with the group simply three days since being acquired in a commerce with the Panthers — was additionally lively and on the sector for a couple of performs. He did not file a catch.


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