Once again, the Saints’ defense more than held up its end of the bargain.
Once again, New Orleans reaped the rewards.
After allowing the Cardinals (1-2) to score the game’s first touchdown, the Saints shut out Arizona the rest of the way en route to a 31-7 rout on Sunday in New Orleans.
The Saints have held opponents to a combined 37 points in the first three games. They are now 3-0 for the first time since their Super Bowl-winning season of 2009.
In victory, the Saints sacked Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer four times and intercepted him twice. Arizona also could not get much going in the ground game.
Saints quarterback Drew Brees was sharp, throwing for 342 yards and three touchdowns. He also rushed for a score. Tight end Jimmy Graham had a huge game, catching nine passes for 134 yards and two TDs.