Saints Defeat Cardinals 31-24

New Orleans, La. – The New Orleans Saints defeated the Arizona Cardinals, 31-24, behind the pin-point passing day of Drew Brees a powerful rushing attack led by Aaron Stecker and two big defensive plays. With the victory, the Saints improved their record to 7-7 and pulled within a half game of the Minnesota Vikings (7-6) for the second wild card spot in the NFC.

Brees completed 26-of-30 passes for 315 yards and two touchdowns for a completion percentage of nearly 87%, and Stecker gained 95 yards on 22 carries for a 4.3 average and two touchdown runs to pace the Saints, winners of three-of-the-last 4 games.

“Collectively we felt that this was going to be tough opponent and we all felt that this was going to be a really hard fought game,” said Head Coach Sean Payton. “I give a lot of credit to Arizona. The game came down to the last possession.”

by Doug Miller, NewOrleansSaints.com


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