Chargers defense shuts down Arizona in 17-6 winPosted: Updated:
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- San Diego's defense got the best of Kurt Warner and Arizona's first-team offense Saturday night.
The Cardinals starters managed just a field goal, set up by a game-opening 89-yard kickoff return by diminutive rookie LaRod Stephens-Howling, in San Diego's 17-6 victory.
Stephens-Howling, a 5-foot-7 seventh-round pick out of Pittsburgh, also had a 63-yard kickoff return.
Warner completed 6 of 13 for 80 yards in Arizona's first home game since its Super Bowl appearance. He was intercepted by Antonio Cromartie, who stepped in front of Larry Fitzgerald for one of two picks the Chargers had in their own end zone to thwart Cardinals scoring threats.
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