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Leinart leads Cardinals past Chiefs

Aug 17, 2008 - 3:14 AM By Marc Bowman PA SportsTicker Contributing Writer

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Ticker) -- Quarterback Matt Leinart and rookie running Tim Hightower came off the bench to lead the Arizona Cardinals to a 27-17 preseason win over the Kansas City Chiefs in front of 70,203 at Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday night.

After replacing Kurt Warner for the third series of the game, Leinart completed 7-of-11 passes for 62 yards, including a 14-yard scoring strike to Steve Breaston on the opening drive of the second half, giving the Cardinals a 13-6 lead. In two preseason games, Leinart is 14-of-19 passes for 153 yards.

Hightower took over for Edgerrin James, carrying the ball nine times for 28 yards, including a 4-yard touchdown run to give Arizona (1-1) a 6-3 lead early in the second quarter.

The Cardinals added a third-quarter touchdown pass from Brian St. Pierre to Tim Castille, then capped their scoring on an 84-yard interception return by Dennis Keyes with 1:14 left in the game.

Larry Johnson carried the ball 14 times for 61 yards for the Chiefs (1-1), who managed three field goals - two by Nick Novak - from 32 and 40 yards - and a 35-yarder by rookie Connor Barth.

Except for the opening drive of the game, in which Brodie Croyle completed 5-of-7 passes for 26 yards, Kansas City did little else on offense. Croyle completed 7-of-13 passes for 38 yards, giving him 13-of-23 for 120 yards in two preseason contests.








  • NFL
    FINAL 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 0 6 14 7 27
    KANSAS CITY 3 3 3 8 17 FINAL
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: KAN - FG, NICK NOVAK 32 YD, 7:48. Drive: 12
    plays, 46 yards in 7:12. KANSAS
    CITY 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: ARI - TD, TIMOTHY HIGHTOWER 4 YD RUN (PAT
    FAILED), 2:19. Drive: 13 plays, 78
    yards in 6:50.

    Aug 16 10:55 PM


  • NFL
    TD KAN
    SERGIORI JOACHIM 14 YD RUN
    (DANTRELL SAVAGE RUN FOR TWO-POINT CONVERSION)
    ARIZONA 27
    KANSAS CITY 17 0:15 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cardinals 27, Chiefs 17  4th - 0:15Aug 16 10:53 PM


  • NFL
    TD ARI
    DENNIS KEYES 84 YD INTERCEPTION RETURN
    (NEIL RACKERS KICK)
    ARIZONA 27
    KANSAS CITY 9 1:14 LEFT, 4TH QTR

    Cardinals 27, Chiefs 9  4th - 1:14Aug 16 10:46 PM


  • NFL
    END, 3RD QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 0 6 14 20
    KANSAS CITY 3 3 3 9 END, 3RD QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: KAN - FG, NICK NOVAK 32 YD, 7:48. Drive: 12
    plays, 46 yards in 7:12. KANSAS
    CITY 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: ARI - TD, TIMOTHY HIGHTOWER 4 YD RUN (PAT
    FAILED), 2:19. Drive: 13 plays, 78
    yards in

    Aug 16 10:13 PM


  • NFL
    TD ARI
    TIM CASTILLE 24 YD PASS FROM BRIAN ST. PIERRE
    (NEIL RACKERS KICK)
    ARIZONA 20
    KANSAS CITY 9 3:20 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Cardinals 20, Chiefs 9  3rd - 3:20Aug 16 10:04 PM


  • NFL
    FG KAN
    NICK NOVAK 40 YD
    ARIZONA 13
    KANSAS CITY 9 3:33 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Cardinals 13, Chiefs 9  3rd - 3:33Aug 16 9:59 PM


  • NFL
    TD ARI
    STEVE BREASTON 14 YD PASS FROM MATT LEINART
    (NEIL RACKERS KICK)
    ARIZONA 13
    KANSAS CITY 6 8:23 LEFT, 3RD QTR

    Cardinals 13, Chiefs 6  3rd - 8:23Aug 16 9:50 PM


  • NFL
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 0 6 6
    KANSAS CITY 3 3 6 HALFTIME
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: KAN - FG, NICK NOVAK 32 YD, 7:48. Drive: 12
    plays, 46 yards in 7:12. KANSAS
    CITY 3-0
    2ND QUARTER: ARI - TD, TIMOTHY HIGHTOWER 4 YD RUN (PAT
    FAILED), 2:19. Drive: 13 plays, 78
    yards in 6:5

    Aug 16 9:27 PM
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    Cardinals 6, Chiefs 6  HalfAug 16 9:27 PM


  • NFL
    FG KAN
    CONNOR BARTH 35 YD
    ARIZONA 6
    KANSAS CITY 6 4:57 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cardinals 6, Chiefs 6  2nd - 4:57Aug 16 9:08 PM
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    Cardinals 6, Chiefs 3  2nd - 12:41Aug 16 8:45 PM


  • NFL
    TD ARI
    TIMOTHY HIGHTOWER 4 YD RUN
    (PAT FAILED)
    ARIZONA 6
    KANSAS CITY 3 12:41 LEFT, 2ND QTR

    Cardinals 6, Chiefs 3  2nd - 12:41Aug 16 8:44 PM


  • NFL
    END, 1ST QTR 1ST 2ND 3RD 4TH TOTAL
    --- --- --- --- -----
    ARIZONA 0 0
    KANSAS CITY 3 3 END, 1ST QTR
    SCORING SUMMARY
    1ST QUARTER: KAN - FG, NICK NOVAK 32 YD, 7:48. Drive: 12
    plays, 46 yards in 7:12. KANSAS
    CITY 3-0

    Aug 16 8:36 PM
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    Cardinals 0, Chiefs 3  1st - 4:31Aug 16 8:32 PM


  • NFL
    FG KAN
    NICK NOVAK 32 YD
    ARIZONA 0
    KANSAS CITY 3 7:12 LEFT, 1ST QTR

    Cardinals 0, Chiefs 3  1st - 7:12Aug 16 8:18 PM
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    Cardinals vs. ChiefsAug 11 12:45 PM