Sep 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) tries to jump through a tackle by Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (32) and defensive end John Abraham (55) in the fourth quarter of their game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Arizona Cardinals at New Orleans Saints final score: Saints march to 31-7 win

The Saints got a win over the Arizona Cardinals. Drew Brees led the way.

Brees passed for three scores and scrambled for New Orleans’ first touchdown rushing of the season, leading the Saints to a 31-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. The Saints quarterback was 29 of 46 for 342 yards, with two TD strikes to tight end Jimmy Graham and the other to Robert Meachem.

Cool. So some folks are saying that a Super Bowl appearance could happen. And this little nugget doesn’t hurt:

The Saints haven’t opened a season with three straight victories since 2009, when they went on to win the franchise’s only Super Bowl.

Lookin, good, lookin good. And then you have this:

Arizona had a 7-0 lead after driving 80 yards on the game’s opening possession, with Alfonso Smith scoring on a 3-yard run. After that, however, New Orleans’ defense, a surprising source of strength for the Saints after ranking last in the NFL in 2012, held firm. The Cardinals didn’t score again.

The Saints were like, “Okay, little buddy, you got your score. Now, it’s adult swim”. Or something like that. We’ll see if the Saints are for real.


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