Are you ready for some football?
Sunday night at Fawcett Stadium in Canton, OH, the 2012 NFL season officially got underway, as the Saints and Cardinals did battle in the annual Hall of Fame game.
It was the first HOF game in two seasons, as last season due to the lockout, the game between the Bears and Rams was nixed. This time around, it was the first look at a Saints team that had maybe the most distraction filled offseason in NFL history.
With their head coach suspended, the Saints were still able to pull out a 17-10 win over Arizona. Drew Brees led New Orleans to a touchdown on his only series Sunday night.
The other storyline was the fact the game was played with college refs, who messed up the coin toss to even start the game.
The win completed a good weekend for the Saints, who needed one after their rough offseason overshadowed by the bounty scandal. Former Saints tackle Willie Roaf was part of the six-man induction class to the hall on Saturday night.
Arizona quarterback Kevin Kolb threw an interception and left with bruised ribs, hurting his chances of winning the starting job.