Yes, it is a meaningless preseason game, at least in terms in the final score. In that sense it is relieving because Billy Volek hit Bryan Walters with three seconds left in the game for a passing TD that gave the San Diego Chargers a 34-31 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.
However, even with the final score, there is reason to feel good about the game.
Kevin Kolb, while a little erratic at the start, hit Larry Fitzgerald for an 80-yard touchdown pass. He played into the third quarter and finished 11-20 for 205 yards and that score to Fitz. He was not intercepted. Fitz had three catches for 108 yards. Beanie Wells ran the ball 10 times for 63 yards.
Patrick Peterson returned an interception 34 yards for a score and Andre Roberts ran the ball in from 34 yards out on a reverse play for second of the two first team TDs. Rich Bartel later hit LaRod Stephens-Howling for their other touchdown.
On defense, Arizona did not get a sack or a turnover, other than the Peterson pick-six. San Diego rolled up 432 yards of offense. Of course, the Chargers were the NFL's number one rated offense in 2010.
The Cardinals wrap up the preseason on Thursday next week against the Denver Broncos in Glendale.