New Orleans Stays in Playoff Hunt

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The New Orleans Saints are still alive in the NFC wild-card chase.

Drew Brees connected on 87 percent of his throws for 315 yards and two touchdowns as the Saints beat the Arizona Cardinals 31-24 at the Superdome.

Brees capped his day with a clutch, 22-yard third-down completion to Billy Miller that allowed the Saints to safely run out the clock.

Fumbles by each team set up opponents' scores. Roman Harper's interception of Kurt Warner's tipped pass set up another Saints touchdown.

Brees was helped by a running game that for the second week in a row was steady in the absence of Reggie Bush and Deuce McAllister. The Saints rushed for 114 yards as a team, with third-stringer Aaron Stecker rushing for 95 yards and two touchdowns.


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