“Wild West Shootout”: Saints vs. Cardinals Preview and Prediction

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Sep 13, 2015; Glendale, AZ, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman (16) celebrates a 12 yard touchdown during the first half against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints take on the Arizona Cardinals this afternoon in a match up of two extremely disappointing teams.

The Cardinals (5-7-1) were touted as a Super Bowl contender by many, after an appearance in the NFC Championship game last season. Meanwhile, the Saints (5-8) were supposed to have a rebirth of sorts after back to back 7-9 campaigns.

Both teams were thought to have elite offenses, among the most powerful in the league. It has been these very units, however, that have surprisingly let both New Orleans and Arizona down in key moments of the year.

Quarterbacks Drew Brees and Carson Palmer are among the league leaders in interceptions–Brees with 14, Palmer with 13, and both offensive lines have struggled to protect their veteran signal callers in recent weeks.

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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians and Saints head coach Sean Payton are both known for their offensive minds, yet both have come under fire for the inconsistencies of those offenses.

Despite the fact that both of these teams would need a mathematical miracle to qualify for the 2016 postseason, this could very well be the most entertaining game of the weekend.

Let’s have a glance at the offensive vs defensive comparison of the two teams, along with a game prediction as you settle in for your Sunday pregame routine.

Starting first with this……