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A Little More Defense But Saints Lead 14-7 At Halftime


Sep 22, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) celebrates a catch in the first quarter of their game against the Arizona Cardinals at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The second quarter of the Arizona CardinalsNew Orleans Saints tilt was more of a defensive show rather than offensive.  The Saints had the best offensive moments as they were the only ones to score to give us the current 14-7 halftime score.  Saints tight end Jimmy Graham outjumped the cards cornerback Yeramiah Bell for a touchdown.  Saints quarterback Drew Brees had too much time to draw it up though.

The Cards offense seemed like they would get something started a couple of times, however some very poor pass protection from offensive tackle Levi Brown led to the stall of the offense on a couple of occasions.  It really gets old talking about it and I realize there isn’t much the Cards can do to upgrade from Brown at the position at this point but it further leads to the opinion that the Cards should have done more in the offseason to upgrade there.

Javier Arenas did have a very nice return after the Saints touchdown to put the Cards in Saints territory.  However the Cards were unable to take advantage of the field position once again.  The defense did what they could though to keep the team in the game.  The Cards will need to make adjustments on both sides of the ball though for the second half if they wish to pull this one out.