Posted: Friday October 5, 2012 6:03 PM

Kolb, Cardinals battered in fall from unbeatens

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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.

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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