Kolb, Cardinals battered in fall from unbeatens


TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Kevin Kolb wasn’t around to talk to reporters Friday. He probably was home nursing his many aches and pains in the aftermath of Arizona’s first loss of the season, a 17-3 Thursday night manhandling at St. Louis.

Kolb was sacked nine times after being nailed eight times a week earlier. When he wasn’t sacked, he often was slammed to the ground after barely getting off the pass.

The Cardinals’ offensive line, already considered a weak link, was exposed in a nationally televised flop that, among Arizona fans, erased the euphoria of the team’s best start in 38 years.


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The Cardinals again had no running game to speak of and their three points were their fewest in a game since 2004, three years before Ken Whisenhunt took over in Arizona.

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