Cardinals vs. Saints: Takeaways from Arizona's Loss to New Orleans

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Cardinals vs. Saints: Takeaways from Arizona's Loss to New Orleans
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Rookie safety Tyrann Mathieu was solid in his return to New Orleans.

It appeared the Arizona Cardinals would keep up with the New Orleans Saints in their Week 3 matchup. On its first drive of the game, Arizona marched right down the field to take the lead, 7-0, on an 11-play, 80-yard drive.

New Orleans answered with an 80-yard touchdown drive of its own before the defenses forced seven consecutive punts.

Drew Brees led another scoring drive to put the Saints up 14-7 just before the half, and it was all Black and Gold from then on.

Here are some takeaways from the ugly 31-7 defeat.

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