Brees sharp, Saints beat Cardinals 17-10
CANTON, Ohio (AP) — Drew Brees didn't need much time to finish off a good weekend for the New Orleans Saints.
Brees smoothly led a touchdown drive on his only series Sunday night, and the Saints beat the Arizona Cardinals 17-10 in the Hall of Fame game, officiated by a crew with college experience.
The game was canceled last year for the first time in 45 years, a casualty of the NFL's lockout of players. Labor issues also came into play in Sunday night's game — the seven officials were replacements.