Saints At Cardinals NFL Week One Capsule

New Orleans Saints vs Arizona Cardinals

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS

SERIES

SAINTS CARDINALS
SERIES LEADER   14-13
STREAKS 3 of past 5  
COACHES VS. OPP. Payton: 3-1 Arians: 0-1
LAST GAME 9/22/13: Cardinals 7 at Saints 31. New Orleans QB Drew Brees throws for 342 yards & 3 TDs. Saints TE Jimmy Graham has 9 catches for 134 yards (14.9 avg.) & 2 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 10/10/10: Cardinals 30, Saints 20. Arizona CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has 28-yard INT-TD. Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald records 7 catches for 93 yards.
REFEREE Walt Anderson
BROADCAST FOX (1:05 PM MST): Kevin Burkhardt, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 93 (NO), 137 (Ari.). XM: 225 (Ari.).

2014 STATS

PASSING Brees: 456-659-4952 (T1L)-33 (3C)-17-97.0 (3C) Palmer: 141-224-1626-11-3-95.6
RUSHING Ingram: 226-964-4.3-9 (T3L) Ellington: 201-660-3.3-3
RECEIVING Colston: 59-902-15.3-5 Fitzgerald: 63-784-12.4-2
OFFENSE 411.4 (1L) 319.8
TAKE/GIVE -13 +8 (3C)
DEFENSE 384.0 368.2
SACKS Jordan: 7.5 Okafor: 8
INTs Vaccaro: 2 Johnson: 4
PUNTING Morstead: 46.4 D. Butler: 42.1
KICKING Hocker (R) (Pre.): 13 (1/1 PAT; 4/5 FG) Catanzaro: 114 (27/27 PAT; 29/33 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS: QB DREW BREES had 4,952 pass yards in 2014, his NFL-record 9th consecutive 4,000-yard season. Since joining NO in 2006, leads NFL with 43,685 yards & 316 TDs. Has 396 career TD passes & needs 4 to become 4th QB in NFL history with 400…RB MARK INGRAM rushed for career-high 964 yards & 9 TDs last year. RB C.J. SPILLER makes NO debut. In 5 years with Buf., scored 20 TDs (12 rush, 6 rec., 2 KR)…WR MARQUES COLSTON had 902 rec. yards in 2014 & has 900+ rec. yards in 8 of 9 career seasons. Is career franchise leader in catches (666), rec. yards (9,239) & rec. TDs (68). In 10 games as rookie last year, WR BRANDIN COOKS had 53 catches for 550 yards & 3 TDs…DE CAMERON JORDAN had 7.5 sacks in 2014 & has 20 sacks in past 2 seasons. S KENNY VACCARO has 150 tackles, 3 INTs & 2 sacks in 1st 2 NFL seasons. LB DAVID HAWTHORNE had 83 tackles last year & has 80+ tackles in 5 of past 6 seasons…CARDINALS: Won 11 games in 2014, tied for most in franchise history. BRUCE ARIANS was named 2014 NFL Head Coach of Year, 2nd time (2012 with Ind.) he has won award in past 3 seasons…QB CARSON PALMER is 16-6 (.727) as starter with Az., incl. 6-0 mark in 2014. Has won 10 of 12 home starts with Az., incl. 4-0 record in 2014…RB ANDRE ELLINGTON had 1,055 scrimmage yards in 2014 & is only 2nd Cardinal with 1,000+ scrimmage yards in each of 1st 2 NFL seasons…WR LARRY FITZGERALD has catch in 170 consecutive games, incl. playoffs. Since entering NFL in 2004, has 98 rec. TDs (incl. playoffs), tied for most in NFL. WR MICHAEL FLOYD led team in 2014 with 841 rec. yards, 17.9 avg. & 6 rec. TDs. WR JOHN BROWN had 4 come-from-behind GW TDs last year as rookie, incl. 3 in 4th Q…Since 2011, CB PATRICK PETERSON is only player in NFL with 15+ INTs (15) & 5+ return TDs (5). DE CALAIS CAMPBELL had 7 sacks in 2014, his 6th consecutive season with 6+ sacks. S RASHAD JOHNSON had 2 INT-TDs last year, tied for most in NFC & tied for 2nd most in NFL. S TYRANN MATHIEU has 3 INTs, FF, FR & sack in 1st 2 NFL seasons.


Enjoyed this post?
Subscribe to Saints Gab via RSS Feed or E-mail and receive daily news updates from us!

Submit to Digg  Stumble This Story  Share on Twitter  Post on Facebook  Post on MySpace  Add to del.icio.us  Bark It Up  Submit to Reddit  Fave on Technorati

Leave a Reply