Despite losing his first start, Matt Leinart looks like a pro • Reggie Bush to the rescue in New Orleans • Dr. Z's Forecast: Rams tough
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s Nextel title hopes take a last-lap hit at Talladega • F/1 star Juan Pablo Montoya makes his stock car debut
Photograph by John W. McDonough
RED DAWN Rookie Matt Leinart, pitching to Edgerrin James on Sunday during the quarterback's first start for Arizona, threw touchdown passes on his first two possessions. His performance signaled the beginning of a new—and promising—era for the long-suffering Cardinals (page 66).