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Cardinals Vs. Saints, 2012 Hall Of Fame Game: New Orleans Up 17-7 At Half

Drew Brees and the rest of the New Orleans Saints offense didn't seem to be affected by Sean Payton's absence in their first preseason game, marching down the field on the first possession to score a touchdown.

The view wasn't so rosy for Kevin Kolb, who was knocked out of the game with a rib contusion. His final stat-line: 1-4, 4 yards and an INT.

John Skelton, the other half of the most underwhelming starting QB battle in the NFL, came in and threw 4-6 for 32 yards. He did lead a touchdown drive, although most of the work was done by Alphonso Smith, who rushed for 46 yards and 1 TD in the first half.

Chase Daniel, who got most of the snaps in the first half, performed well for New Orleans: going 12-16 for 156 yards and 1 TD.

For more on the Saints, check out Canal Street Chronicles. For more on the Cardinals, be sure to check out Revenge of the Birds. Follow all the news and updates related to the Hall of Fame Game in this StoryStream.