Leinart and Beanie upstage starters

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Leinart and Beanie upstage starters
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Preseason Game 3 was supposed to be a time for the first string to gel and play like reigning NFC Champions across the board. Instead it was another sloppy outing for Kurt Warner, and a downright embarrassing one for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Luckily for Arizona Cardinals fans, that is only part of the story in their 44-37 loss to the Green Bay Packers Friday Night.

Offense

Matt Leinart had what may be his best outing as a pro, 24/38, 360 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT in one half of play. Playing with a command of the offense and accurate passing, Leinart brought the Cardinals back from a 28 point deficit and had the team primed to take the lead on a two point conversion, which was placed perfectly into the hands of Early Doucet, only to be dropped.

The other big news was that Beanie Wells performed like a first round draft pick should in his first NFL action. He displayed all aspects of what made him a highly touted prospect coming out of college with nimble feet, patience and vision. Wells did not disappoint with 46 yards on 7 carries and 2 TDs.

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