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Arizona 20, New Orleans 15
When: 8:00 PM ET, Friday, August 17, 2018
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
Temperature: Dome
Head Official: Clete Blakeman
Attendance: 73065

Arizona Cardinals fans had about as enjoyable a preseason game as fans can have Friday, as their new quarterback and two high-profile rookies were stellar in a 20-15 victory against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

But no performance mattered more than that of running back David Johnson. The one-time All-Pro, lost for the season in Week 1 last season, continued to show he is ready for a bounce-back season with a 9-yard rushing touchdown in the second quarter to open the scoring.

After carrying the ball twice for 28 yards in Week 1, Johnson had 22 yards on six carries on Friday, along with a 5-yard catch.

New starting quarterback Sam Bradford was 6 of 6 for 61 yards (and has yet to throw an incomplete pass this preseason) and first-round pick Josh Rosen was 10 of 16 for 107 yards and a score. Wide receiver Christian Kirk, a second-round pick, had four receptions for 49 yards and a score.

Drew Brees did not play for the Saints.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Arizona   New Orleans
David Johnson Player Taysom Hill
6 Attempts 3
22 Yards 43
3.7 Avg Yards 14.3
1 Touchdowns 0
10 Long 43
Arizona   New Orleans
Christian Kirk Player Tre'quan Smith
4 Receptions 3
49 Yards 60
12.2 Avg Yards 20.0
1 Touchdowns 0
21 Long 24
Team Stats Summary
  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sck FF
Arizona 276 65 211 2 2 2 3.0 1
New Orleans 307 183 124 1 3 0 0.0 0
Upcoming Games
  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against L.A. Chargers. The Saints have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • Arizona will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Cardinals have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.