Saints vs. Cardinals: What’s the Game Plan for Arizona?

September 12, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Arizona Cardinals face a stern test as they open the 2015 season at home against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday afternoon, an opponent with whom they can expect to be battling for a playoff spot come December.
Despite a disappointing campaign last year, the Saints have been one of the NFC's most consistent performers since Sean Payton took over as head coach in 2006, having never won fewer than 7 games in a season since.
New Orleans overhauled its roster during the offseason, looking to build a more stable and hard-nosed football team. Arizona head coach Bruce Arians and his staff will have to be prepared for a different Saints team in Week 1.
What can we expect from the Cardinals?
Offensive Game Plan
New Orleans spent the offseason overhauling a defense that ranked 31st in yards allowed last year, and that process is ongoing. Combined with a banged-up secondary, Carson Palmer and the Cardinals passing game should find the Saints defense invit...

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