It has only been a year since the Saints were 0-3, shrouded in scandal and going nowhere. It might as well have been a lifetime ago.
Brees passed for three touchdowns to go with his scoring run and the Saints beat the Arizona Cardinals 31-7 on Sunday to improve to 3-0 for the first time since 2009, when they won the Super Bowl.
“Hopefully we can just continue to get a little bit better, and gain confidence and momentum and keep the train rolling,” said Brees, who connected twice with tight end Jimmy Graham for scores and once with Robert Meachem. “I’m very happy to be 3-0, 2-0 in the (NFC South) division, 3-0 in the NFC. All those things are significant.”