Wk 2 Saints 42 vs Cardinals 17 SAINTS BOUNCE BACK VS CARDS - KELLER HURT - ENGLISH SHINES New Orleans, LA - Savage Mason Reporting Week 2 was finally here and the road tested Saints were able to come to the wonderful Dome Sweet Dome. Saints (1-1) came home to face the Cards (0-2) after a tough road loss to the Browns last week. Saints, who were picked by some to win the NFC South, needed to bounce back and bounce back quickly. The Cards on the other hand were learning to live a life after Kurt Warner, and this test would not be easier than their first. The game would start off with the Saints just running the ball down the Cards throat. Saints would punch it in about halfway through the first half as Keller was on fire today, recording his first 100 yard game, but also getting hurt in the act. 7-0 Saints. English would find Henderson on a slant late in the 1st to make it 14-0 Saints. Later in the 2nd English would find Henderson wide open on a 3rd down pass early in the 2nd quarter for a 58 yard td pass. Their 2nd connection of the season and another huge play from the Saints offense. 21-0 Saints. Half way through the 2nd quarter English would hit a Streaking Keller on a wheel route for a long 43 yard td pass. Keller would make a move and simply run away from the Cards defense. 28-0 Saints. Game looked to be over, but the Cards never gave up. Cards would battle back and Leinart would hit Hightower on a 14 yrd pass to make it 28-7 Saints. English was looking to get one more score before taking their foot off the peddle, but he was hit and picked by the DE. Cards would score on a 1 yard run to make it 14-28 Saints and a whole new ball game. 2nd half would be mostly Saints as they would put this game away late. Cards began to drive but Leinart would be hit and Bailey would pick them off in the middle of the field and run straight up the middle for the td. 35-14 Saints. Cards would put together a nice drive but have to settle for a 22 yr fg to make it 35-17 Saints. Saints would make one last drive as time began to expire. English would make a sick throw in the back of the endzone to make a 6 yr td pass to Ingram. 42-17 Saints. Saint would put the game away with a DT Henderson INT on a zone blitz. Saints defense played amazing today and English really showed why he was the number 1 pick. Here is the scoring recap: First Quarter (NO) J.Keller, 1 Yd run(G.Hartley kick), 4:20 (NO) D.Henderson 6 Yd pass from J.English(G.Hartley kick), 2:20 Second Quarter (NO) D.Henderson 58 Yd pass from J.English(G.Hartley kick), 7:06 (NO) J.Keller 43 Yd pass from J.English(G.Hartley kick), 4:22 (ARI) T.Hightower 14 Yd pass from M.Leinart(N.Rackers kick), 1:53 (ARI) M.Cox, 1 Yd run(N.Rackers kick), 0:46 Third Quarter (NO) B.Bailey, returned interception 19 Yds(G.Hartley kick), 4:05 (ARI) N.Rackers, 22 Yd FG, 0:58 Fourth Quarter (NO) C.Ingram 6 Yd pass from J.English(G.Hartley kick), 4:09 Here are some highlights from the game: [youtube]cdz_hpnYi9Q[/youtube] DT J. Henderson INT [youtube]dLPf303r4jc[/youtube] English to Henderson TD [youtube]em7fgNjMw3k[/youtube] English to Ingram TD [youtube]Bcu_h23JK_U[/youtube] English to Keller TD [youtube]DwnNaRocj0w[/youtube] Guyton INT/Fumble Saints were finally able to show off their powerful offense. Even though it looked like they were going to run away with it early, the Cards battled back and the Saints were shown holes in what they do still. Protecting English is key and keeping Keller healthy is extremely important. Saints stay home to face the Ravens next week and a tough defense between two OMFL Board Members. Should be a great one. Player of the game: RB - Joey Keller Keller was just sick nasty today! After a tough game last week, keller was out to either win, or lose this job this week. Joey ran off several long runs, all up the middle and caught several passes, all the while holding onto the ball. Keller did have a down side as late in the game he tore his librium and is out for next weeks game. This is the same problem the Saints had last year with Westbrook, but this year they are ready to have Washington step in and keep this offense rolling. Keller ended the ball game with 13 rushes and 113 yards and a td, and most importantly 0 fumbles.