Football is finally back -- although it seems like it never left if you've been watching coverage of the New York Jets' training camp -- as the Arizona Cardinals kicked off the NFL preseason with a 17-10 loss to the New Orleans Saints.
Quarterback Kevin Kolb completed one of his four passes to fullback Anthony Sherman, and completed another pass to a Saints cornerback before leaving the game with an injury during the third offensive series.
John Skelton did a bit better when he got his shot under center, completing four of six passes and setting up a four-yard touchdown run by Alfonso Smith on his first full drive.
Skelton didn't get any more snaps after that touchdown drive, as Richard Bartel took over as quarterback for the next three drives, and Ryan Lindley took over for the rest of the game.
The Cards' defense got walked on in Drew Brees' one and only drive, and gave up all 17 points in the first half.
The defense did manage to intercept Chase Daniel once, and ex-ASU stud Eddie Elder -- getting his shot with the Cardinals -- said that he'd like to make the team (from sbnation.com):
Preseason doesn't matter much to most, but based on what you saw, how did the Cardinals look in their first game action of the year?
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