Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (4) runs the ball against New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Stephone Anthony (30) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 26, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz.
(AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill) The Cardinals’ game against the Saints on Sunday was cut short in the second quarter when Carson Palmer, who had just completed his first pass of the season to DeMarcus Ware, was sacked on a third-and-1 from the Cardinals own 41-yard line.
Palmer was sacked at the 2 by the defensive back after a one-handed catch and then returned to the Cardinals 3.
On the next play, Arizona’s Terrell McClain intercepted Palmer’s pass at the Cardinals 1.
It was the Cardinals first interception of the game and was the second of Palmer’s career.
The Cardinals then won, 31-24.
Palmer threw for four touchdowns, one rushing and one passing.
The Saints only had two plays of more than 20 yards.
The second quarter was one of several times in the first quarter that the Cardinals lost the ball, and quarterback Carson Morgan threw an interception that was recovered by the Cardinals.
After the game, the Cardinals and Saints both announced that they would not practice Tuesday.
Cardinals running back Isaiah Pead was also inactive, while cornerback Chris Conte missed practice with a knee injury.
Cardinals safety Michael Wilhoite was active in practice, but was inactive again because of a concussion.
“We’re just not ready to go yet,” said coach Bruce Arians.
The game was postponed twice on Monday because of an earthquake in China.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.