The New Orleans Saints offense produced 21 first quarter points on their way to demolishing the Arizona Cardinals 45-14 Saturday in the Superdome. Drew Brees completed 23 passes for 247 yards and three touchdowns. Reggie Bush racked up 84 yards and a TD from the ground in just five attempts.
The atmosphere supplied by Saints fans gave a clear advantage towards their home squad in the midst of domination. “There’s no fan base that deserves a championship more than New Orleans and the Who-dat nation,” said Brees. “Just the bond that we have with them is special. They give us strength. They give us motivation, and we want to do it for them.”
Kurt Warner and company struggled to find any sort of momentum this time around after posting 51 total points against the Green Bay Packers in the Wild Card round. Warner has been considering retirement but would like to have the next couple of weeks to really weigh in his options before coming to a final decision.
“Obviously, as I’ve said a million times, I’ve thought about it a lot and have over the last couple years,” said Warner. “I have some ideas in my head, but again, you want to get away from the season for a minute and make sure everything you’re feeling stays that way.” The Saints will now host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday for the NFC Championship.