Saints vs Cardinals playoffs
January 16, 2010 by kdollar
?Following an amazing overtime victory over the Green Bay Packers the Arizona Cardinals are heading to New Orleans with a lot of momentum. The Saints however are coming into this game off of a bye week, but also following a 3 game losing streak to end the regular season after starting out 13-0. The Cardinals will look to extend New Orleans losing streak to make another run deep into the playoffs.
?The Cardinals last week in the wild card round had an amazing day for the offense putting up 531 total yards en route to 51 points. The Arizona defense however gave up a not so brilliant 45 points. That will have to change this week if they hope to win this game, New Orleans was the NFL’s best offense through the regular season even with star quarterback Drew Brees not playing in the last game.
Arizona in contrast of how they’re viewed (offensive juggernaut) was actually quite middling this regular season in terms of offense ranking, 14th in total yards per game, 12th in passing yards per game, and 28th in rushing yards per game. The Cardinals defense anchored by DT Darnell Dockett and LB Karlos Dansby in the regular season ranked, 20th overall, 23rd against the pass, 17th against the run, and 14th in scoring. The Saints defense led by ball hawking safety Darren sharper were ranked, 25th overall, 26th against the pass, 21st against the run, and 20th in scoring.
By Neil Spanton