Saints vs. Cardinals score: Live updates, game stats, highlights, analysis for ‘Thursday Night Football’

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An interesting, competitive and offensively fueled “Thursday Night Football” game?! Who knew that was even possible this season, after many weeks of slow Thursday matchups.

Through two quarters, the Arizona Cardinals are up 28-14 over the New Orleans Saints.

Saints quarterback Andy Dalton had a promising start, but goes into the half with three interceptions — two returned for touchdowns.

The Saints offense started off strong with a 54-yard touchdown pass from Dalton to Rashid Shaheed less than three minutes into the game and the Cardinals answered with a 50-yard field goal on their first drive to make it 7-3.

The Saints were marching with a 15-play drive totaling over nine minutes and it looked like they were going to put up another touchdown, but Dalton threw a pick in the end zone. This would be the start of a halftime of picks for the quarterback.

New Orleans’ offense has shown many different looks tonight and Taysom Hill, the sometimes tight end sometimes quarterback, is a major part of that. Dalton connected with Hill to extend the Saints lead and the extra point made it a 14-6 game.

Just when the Saints were starting to build the momentum, the Cardinals made a statement with back-to-back touchdowns, one on offense and one on defense.

Keaontay Ingram ran it in from 2 yards and a two-point conversion tied the game at 14. Then the Cardinals defense stepped up with a 38-yard pick 6 for Arizona’s first lead of the night.

It was deja vu all over again for Dalton who threw another pick 6, extending the Cardinals lead. After a missed extra point following the last touchdown, the Cardinals decided to go for two. Their attempt was successful making it 28-14 Cardinals.

The Cardinals go into halftime with 22 unanswered points.

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