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Twitter reacts to the Arizona Cardinals’ 20-15 win over the New Orleans Saints

What were social media’s biggest moments from the game? And what was the response when Rosen’s first TD pass broke NFL Twitter?

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Preseason might not matter but you’d rather leave it with a win than a loss all the same.

The Arizona Cardinals defeated the New Orleans Saints 20-15 last night and at time had struggles but also at times looked pretty good doing it.

How did Twitter react to the W?

Let’s take a look:

The game began with an injury to DT Corey Peters that was suspected (and later confirmed) to be cramping. But it could have been worse:

He ended up returning later, however, much to a sigh of relief to Cardinals fans.

A bullet dodged for the veteran defender there.

The Cardinals had a roller coaster on defense in the first quarter, as they had a hard time stopping the run and Robert Nkemdiche was having a rough night.

However, if there was something that the Cards ALSO couldn’t stop, it was their knack for forcing turnovers tonight.

The Cardinals defense retaliated and forced yet another interception, this time batted in the air and picked off by Haasan Reddick. Wow!

Robert Nkemdiche, meanwhile, went down with a foot injury and would not return.

Nkemdiche has struggled to stay healthy each preseason and has had multiple lower leg injuries early in his first three seasons. Wilks confirmed post-game he was going to be alright.

His replacement, Olsen Pierre made up for it with a sack.

Meanwhile, Sam Bradford helped lead an impressive drive, completing passes to 5 different receivers before it was capped off by an incredible David Johnson touchdown run:

DJ might just be unstoppable.

The turnovers for the Cardinals continued, with Bene Benwikere making a crazy athletic play to haul in a deep interception.

Benewikere might have locked his spot on the roster down tonight.

Then, it was Rosen time.

And oh boy, were there takes after he looked like a different guy from the week before.

He drove down the field after a well-placed deep throw to J.J. Nelson that the defensive back had to interfere to stop the catch and overcame some offensive penalties and lack of movement to make the throw into a VERY tight window.

How tight, you might ask? 1 x 1 feet. Whew.

Fans, as expected, were thrilled and optimistic after the rookie’s first TD in a game.

I guess all of those overreactions from last week were a bit unwarranted, huh?

The defense held the Saints to only 3 field goals and a late run from J.T. Barrett. And even though Drew Brees wasn’t on the field, they showed flashes of talent from both their veteran and younger players alike.

Oh, and a certain ex-Cardinal who now plays for the Saints happened to show up late.

And, a bit of humor wasn’t lost on some fantasy experts:

But in the end, it was about the rookies and the fact that on Rosen’s touchdown pass to Christian Kirk (1st round to 2nd round) it also featured Mason Cole (3rd round) and Chase Edmonds (4th round) buying him time in the pocket.

Twitter seemed to have fun, but the fans had nothing but optimism about their future overall as they develop while playing a major part in the 2018 season all the same:

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