In Drew Brees' lone offensive drive, the Saints QB picked up where they left off in January. The team buzzed down the field for the first touchdown of 2012. The Cardinals, totally asleep at the wheel, did nothing to stop the running game. New Orleans' three-headed monster of Mark Ingram, Darren Sproles and Pierre Thomas might toy with the 3,000-yard mark this season.
On his first pass of the 2012 preseason, Cards QB Kevin Kolb was picked off by Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins. On his second drive, Kolb floated passes to phantom-men and ran rattled behind an overwhelmed offensive line. On drive No. 3, disaster struck. Kolb was injured, leaving with a rib contusion.
The Cards John Skelton, by contrast, threw the ball well. He moved the Cardinals and led them on a long, balanced scoring drive.
Saints RB Travaris Cadet also shined collecting 5 passes for 80 yards and a TD, doing his best Darren Sproles imitation.