It was October 10, 2010. The Arizona Cardinals were playing musical quarterbacks. That day against the New Orleans Saints, the last time these two teams hooked up in the regular season, Max Hall was the Cards starting quarterback. It was a game he’d lead the Cards to victory 30-20 at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Of course it wasn’t really Hall that should’ve been credited for the win. The Cards defense had two touchdowns and offensive tackle Levi Brown scored on a fumble. Hall actually went 17-27 for 168 yards and one interception. Saints quarterback Drew Brees went 24-39 for 279 yards and two touchdowns. His three interceptions though were the difference.
The Cards didn’t exactly run the ball well either. Cards running back Beanie Wells ran 20 times for just 35 yards. Games like that are just one reason why Wells is no longer a Cards running back. Cards receiver Larry Fitzgerald had a pretty good day though. He grabbed seven receptions for a total of 93 yards. If he does that on Sunday I’d say the Cards will win, especially given his current injury situation.
Tomorrow will not end in a 30-20 victory thanks to two touchdowns by the defense. I’m not saying the Cards can’t win, I’m saying it’ll be a whole different ballgame in the Superdome. Brees is one of the best home quarterbacks in the NFL.
The Cards last played in New Orleans in 2007 and lost 31-24. They had a guy named Kurt Warner behind center back then. It will take quite an effor tall around by the Cards to win. It can happen though.