The Arizona defense was terrible again. Aside from the 73-yard run by Tim Hightower to open the game, there was little happening on offense. The Saints were dominant in all three phases, but it was the defense that was the key. They shut down the Cardinals, forcing two big first-half turnovers.
Since we agree that New Orleans did the right thing by resting its starters the last game of the season, how come it didn't rest Drew Brees in the fourth quarter of Saturday's blowout? I mean, one mistake ... one twisted ankle ... one cheap shot ... and you're looking at Mark Brunell in the conference championship game.
Reggie Bush and Lance Moore of the Saints celebrate after Bush ran for a 46-yard touchdown in the first quarter. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)