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Game notes: New Orleans Saints vs. Arizona Cardinals

New Orleans’ defense held the Cardinals to 65 total rushing yards on 26 attempts 

New Orleans Saints vs Arizona Cardinals - Friday, August 17, 2018 - Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Saints Postgame Notes

  • With the loss, New Orleans moves to 1-1 on the preseason. The Saints return to action on Saturday, Aug. 25 when they play the Los Angeles Chargers at the StubHub Center. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. CST and will be nationally televised on CBS (WWL-4).
  • New Orleans' defense held the Cardinals to 65 total rushing yards on 26 attempts with an average gain of only 2.5 yards per carry.
  • New Orleans out rushed the Cardinals 109-33 in the first half. The Saints finished with 183 rushing yards outrushing Arizona 183-65.
  • New Orleans out gained the Cardinals 307-276.
  • QB Taysom Hill made the start and played the entire first half including the start of the third quarter. He completed 11-of-15 passes for 68 yards with two interceptions. He also recorded the Saints' longest rush with a 43-yard scramble.
  • Entering the game in the third quarter with 10:02 to play, QB Tom Savage finished with 53 yards on six-of-seven passing.
  • Rookie QB J.T. Barrett entered the game with 6:13 left to play, completing three-of-five passes for 45 yards, including the Saints only touchdown on a 12-yard run.
  • RB Jonathan Williams rushed for 37 yards on eight rushes (4.6 avg.).
  • RB Mark Ingram rushed for 36 yards on seven attempts (5.1 avg.).
  • RB Boston Scott returned three kickoffs for a total of 87 yards (29.0 avg.). Scott finished with six rushes for 28 yards (4.7 avg.).
  • RB Terrance West recorded two rushes for a total of 26 yards (13.0 avg.), including the Saints' second longest rush with a 21-yard gain.
  • Rookie WR Tre'Quan Smith recorded the Saints longest reception, hauling in a 24-yard catch. Smith finished with three catches for 60 yards.
  • WR Austin Carr caught three passes for 37 yards with a long catch of 15 yards.
  • WR Michael Floyd recorded a 16-yard catch.
  • Veteran WR Brandon Tate brought back the opening kickoff for 40 yards.
  • LB A.J. Klein finished with four solo tackles.
  • LB Alex Anzalone led the Saints defense with five tackles (four solo).
  • CB Arthur Maulet recorded four solo tackles and one pass defense.
  • S Marcus Williams tallied three total tackles in the first half.
  • K Wil Lutz completed a 52-yard field goal in the second quarter and added on 31- and 37-yard kicks in the fourth quarter. With his 45-yard field goal against the Jaguars last week, Lutz is a perfect four-of-four in the preseason.
  • P Thomas Morstead punted three times for 143 total yards (47.7 avg.) with a long of 54 yards.

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