5 Things We Learned from Saints/Cardinals

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1. Junior Galette is the perfect complement to Cam Jordan rushing the passer

Sep 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) is pressured by New Orleans Saints outside linebacker Junior Galette (93) during the first half of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Cardinals 31-7. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports


Sacks, turnovers, and throwaways are often a direct result from the amount of pressure a defense is able to apply to the quarterback. The Saints brought plenty of pressure. They intercepted Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer twice and sacked him four times. Defensive end Cam Jordan and linebacker Junior Galette were routinely in Palmer’s face all afternoon. Jordan finished with two sacks and Galette finished with one sack.

I wasn’t sure if Galette would be up to the task this year in being able to really get after the quarterback after only seeing him serve as a backup last season. After seeing his production through the first three games of the season, there’s no doubt that he has what it takes to get the job done.

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