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Game 3 Rapid Reaction: Cardinals vs. Saints

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Saints 31, Cardinals 7

This Defense Is For Real, Saints move to 3-0

Sep 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates after a touchdown run against the Arizona Cardinals during the fourth quarter of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Well, this is what we were looking for today! If you can believe it, it was the first time the Saints scored 30+ this season. Apparently, I guess I was generous in my Keys to the Game prediction giving the Cardinals 17 points. Still, I guess I was at least right about the 31 for the Saints.

Everyone is riding this high, and enjoying this sweet victory.

Quick Box Score Stats

Total First Downs: Arizona 16, New Orleans 27

Third Down Efficiency: Arizona (38% – 5/13), New Orleans (53% – 7/13)

Total Net Yards: Arizona (247), New Orleans (423)

Sacks: Arizona (4), New Orleans (4)

Turnovers: Arizona (2), New Orleans (1)

Time of Possession: Arizona (24:29), New Orleans (35:31)

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Topics: Arizona Cardinals, Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, Sean Payton

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  • Mike Drake

    Our next three opponents are undefeated (unless the Bears choke tonight) and two of those games are on the road. The Saints looked really solid today but next week the rubber meets the road!! If we can get a little better protection on the O-line and get back into 30 point mode, the Saints can take any of them!

    • John Hendrix

      It will be something to watch for. The sad part is that this isn’t the most brutal part of the schedule. However, to your point, we have a string of tough games ahead.