The Saints started last season 0-4, but they're looking to do the polar opposite of that in 2013. With head coach Sean Payton back in charge after spending 2012 on suspension, the Saints improved to 3-0 after a 31-7 win over the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.
The Cardinals struck first, with Alfonso Smith running in a 3-yard touchdown to give Arizona a 7-0 lead, but it was all New Orleans after that.
Drew Brees scored the next four touchdowns, and the Saints came away with the easy victory.
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Brees threw for 342 yards and three touchdowns, one interception, and ran one touchdown in on the ground.
The Saints' running backs weren't quite as successful, as Khiry Robinson led the team in rushing with 38 yards on four carries. Mark Ingram was inactive, and Pierre Thomas had just 28 yards on 11 carries.
Did they cover?
The Saints were 7.5-point favorites, according to OddsShark.com. They covered by more than enough.
Sept. 30, 8:40 p.m. ET: Miami at New Orleans, Monday Night Football