Woeful Dalton causes Saints demise in Arizona

Dylan Berman, Contributing Reporter

Matthew Tate

On Oct. 20th, the New Orleans Saints played the Arizona Cardinals at the State Farm Stadium. However, Saints quarterback Andy Dalton threw two first half pick-sixes in a 42-34 loss. Entering this game, the Cardinals have already lost a whopping eight straight home games. 

At the end of the first quarter, the Saints were leading the Cardinals with a score of 7-3. Unfortunately, for the Saints during the second quarter of the game the Cardinals took quite the lead, scoring 25 points. Marco Wilson first took an interception in for a touchdown for the hosts after Marquez Callaway could not reel in a catch. Isaiah Simmons added to the Saints’ trouble when he snagged a one handed interception and also took it in for six points.

The total score at the end of the first half was 28-14 for the Cardinals.

At the end of the third quarter, the Cardinals scored an additional seven points while the Saints only scored another three, keeping the Cardinals far in the lead. Despite the Saints scoring 14 points during the final quarter, the Cardinals managed to keep their lead while only scoring just seven. 

The Saints continue to battle injuries, starting with quarterback Jameis Winston who has missed the last few games and was not at the Arizona game due to his ACL injury. The Saints also are down wide receiver Michael Thomas, who has been out with an injury the last few games.

The Saints will return home to play the Las Vegas Raiders at the Caesar’s Superdome on Oct. 30 at noon.

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