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Cardinals-Saints Capsule

By The Associated Press
    2013-09-19 11:59

ARIZONA (1-1) at NEW ORLEANS (2-0)

1 p.m. EDT, FOX

OPENING LINE - Saints by 7 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD - Arizona 2-0, New Orleans 1-1

SERIES RECORD - Cardinals lead 14-12

LAST MEETING - Cardinals beat Saints 30-20, Oct. 10, 2010

LAST WEEK - Cardinals beat Lions 25-21; Saints beat Buccaneers 16-14

AP PRO32 RANKING - Cardinals No. 21, Saints tied No. 6

CARDINALS OFFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (20), PASS (12)

CARDINALS DEFENSE - OVERALL (16), RUSH (3), PASS (21)

SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (9), RUSH (24), PASS (5)

SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (11), RUSH (27), PASS (8)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - Arizona CB-PR Patrick Peterson, S Tyrann Mathieu and LB Kevin Minter all were defensive teammates at LSU. ... Last week, Peterson had four tackles, pass defended, threw 17-yard pass, made 17-yard catch and returned three punts. He became first defensive player with catch and completion in same game since 1970. ... Since turning pro in 2011, Peterson's four punt return TDs lead NFL. ... With nine career INTs, Peterson is only player with more than seven INTs and more than three punt return TDs. ... Cardinals LB John Abraham leads active players with 122 career sacks. ... Since 2007 (including playoffs), Arizona's Darnell Dockett leads NFL DTs with 34 sacks. ... Cardinals LB Karlos Dansby is one of two active players, along with Washington's London Fletcher, with 30-plus sacks and 10-plus INTs. ... First-year Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians was Saints offensive assistant in 1996. ... Saints aim to improve to 3-0 for first time since 2009, season they won Super Bowl. ... Since joining New Orleans in 2006, QB Drew Brees leads NFL with 34,250 yards passing and 247 TDs. ... Brees has passed for 300-plus yards in seven straight games, second-longest streak all-time. ... Since 2011, Saints RB Darren Sproles leads NFL RBs with 173 catches, 1,501 yards receiving and 14 TD catches. ... Last week, New Orleans TE Jimmy Graham had 10 catches, including career-long scoring play of 56 yards, and finished with 179 yards receiving, most ever by Saints TE. ... Saints WR Marques Colston has nine TD catches in last seven home games.

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AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org

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