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  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) warms up before playing in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9), left, huddles up with his team before playing in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (32) is hugged by his parents Tyrone, right, and Shelia Mathieu before a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (32) is hugged by his parents Tyrone, left, and Shelia Mathieu before a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTONNew Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem reels in a touchdown against Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers during Sunday's game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints wide receiver Robert Meachem (17) reels in a touchdown against Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers (25) in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) catches a touchdown in the second quarter as Arizona Cardinals strong safety Yeremiah Bell (37) defends in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) scores a touchdown agains Arizona Cardinals strong safety Yeremiah Bell (37) in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) is sacked in the second quarter by New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9), left, huddles up with his team before playing in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) warms up before playing in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (32) is hugged by his parents Tyrone, left, and Shelia Mathieu before a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) is hoisted up in the end zone by New Orleans Saints guard Ben Grubbs (66) after Brees scramble for a touchdown in the fourth quarter in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZSaints tight end Jimmy Graham dives over the goal line in the fourth quarter for a touchdown as Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson defends Sunday.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) dives over the goal line in the fourth quarter for a touchdown as Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) defends in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) hauls in a pass in the second quarter for a first down as Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu (32) defends in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) dives in for a forth quarter touchdown in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTONSaints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates his rushing touchdown against Cardinals defensive back and New Orleans native Tyrann Mathieu during Sunday's game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan celebrates a play in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton watches the game in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton calls a play in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--Arizona Cardinals running back Rashard Mendenhall (28) intercepts a pass meant for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) in the forth quarter in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) celebrates his touchdown in the first half in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald (11) is stopped from making a first down by New Orleans Saints outside linebacker David Hawthorne (57) and New Orleans Saints cornerback Jabari Greer (33) in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) grabs an interception intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) in the fourth quarter in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) grabs an interception intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) in the fourth quarter in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis celebrates his interception, intended for Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd, with safety Kenny Vaccaro in the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates his 31-7 victory in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON -- Saints coach Sean Payton celebrates during Sunday's win.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Saints quarterback Drew Brees celebrates a touchdown with receiver Kenny Stills, tight end Jimmy Graham and receiver Lance Moore during a Sept. 22 win against the Cardinals.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) scores against the Cardinals during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) intercepts a Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) pass during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) riles up the crowd after he scored a rushing touchdown against the Cardinals during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes against the Cardinals during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Saints quarterback Drew Brees looks back at Cardinals linebacker Jasper Brinkley during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) slides down against the Arizona Cardinals at the 12 yard line during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) turns the corner against the Cardinals during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Saints running back Pierre Thomas is wrapped up by the Cardinals during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28), right, intercepts a Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) pass during the fourth quarter Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) pulls in a pass intended for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Michael Floyd (15) in the fourth quarter. The INT sealed the Saint's victory.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) was ruled in the grasp even though he threw the ball forward for a pass in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) runs with an interception in the fourth quarter in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) celebrates an interception in the fourth quarter with New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) runs for yardage in the fourth quarter chased by Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Jasper Brinkley (52).

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Sean Payton watches the clock as the minutes tick off during a victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Sean Payton calls plays in the first half.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- Drew Brees was all smiles after Sunday's victory over the Cardinals.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints kicker Garrett Hartley (5) celebrates a field goal with New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson (82) in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes against the Cardinals during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) gets tripped up by Arizona Cardinals defensive end John Abraham (55) during the third quarter Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

  • Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu, a former LSU standout, intercepts a Drew Brees pass in the end zone against New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore during the third quarter Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. It was Mathieu's first NFL career interception.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (94) celebrates his second quarter sack of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley (77) breaks off Arizona Cardinals center Lyle Sendlein (63) to sack Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) fires a 19 yard pass to New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) as he pressured by Arizona Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell (93) during the third quarter in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9), right, is shakes hands with Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer (3) after the New Orleans Saints 31-7 victory in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) celebrates his interception with New Orleans Saints strong safety Kenny Vaccaro (32) in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) battles for yardage in the first quarter against Arizona Cardinals inside linebacker Karlos Dansby (56).

  • Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ--New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) catches a 19 yard pass from New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) treaded between defenders Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21 and Arizona Cardinals strong safety Yeremiah Bell (37) during a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) tries to stay inbounds for a gain against Arizona Cardinals cornerback Jerraud Powers (25) in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- His left middle finger appearing to be bloody Arizona Cardinals free safety Rashad Johnson (26) lies on the ground at bottom right, after attempting to tackle New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Arizona Cardinals free safety Rashad Johnson (26) lost part his left middle finger on the play.

  • Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON-- His left middle finger appearing to be bloody Arizona Cardinals free safety Rashad Johnson (26) lies on the ground at bottom right, after attempting to tackle New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) in a NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Arizona Cardinals at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013. Arizona Cardinals free safety Rashad Johnson (26) lost part his left middle finger on the play.