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An early season test with Drew Brees (right) and the Saints awaits.
The first key test of the season for the Cardinals will come in Week 3 at New Orleans when the Cardinals meet the Saints.
The reason why this is such a key game is that it will truly test the Cardinals pass defense. The Saints can keep Arizona guessing with Drew Brees spreading the ball around. Will it be Marques Colston, Lance Moore, Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles or some combination of them that gives the Cardinals fits?
It will also mark the professional debuts of Patrick Peterson and Tyrann Mathieu in Louisiana since both starred at LSU.
Regardless, the secondary will have to find a way to slow down Brees. Over the past two seasons, he has thrown for 10,643 yards and 89 touchdowns. Arizona also has its share of difficulty playing in Louisiana. The Cards haven't won in their last three trips to the Big Easy, and the last win at the Saints came in 1996.