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Halftime update: New Orleans Saints lead Arizona Cardinals 10-6

Drew Brees makes return to starting lineup

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made his return to action at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday vs. the Arizona Cardinals and led his team to a 10-6 halftime lead. Brees completed 20-of-27 passes for 197 yards in the first half.

He connected with fellow quarterback Taysom Hill on a 22-yard pass late in the first quarter, setting up a Wil Lutz 26-yard field goal, knotting the game 3-3 with 14:13 to play in the half. The Saints grabbed the lead on an eight-yard touchdown run by Latavius Murray.

Coming off of his first 100-yard rushing performance of the season last week in Chicago, Murray picked up right where he left off, tallying 12 carries for 60 yards including the touchdown. Murray surpassed 5,000 career total yards from scrimmage in the first half.

With his fourth reception Sunday, Saints wideout Michael Thomas surpassed tight end Jimmy Graham for fourth on the club's all-time receptions list. Thomas now has 391 receptions (seven Sunday for 86 yards).

The Saints defense continued its strong play, limiting the Cardinals to two field goals and forcing two three-and-out possessions.

The Saints (6-1) are going for their sixth consecutive win.

Saints center Erik McCoy had to leave the game with an injury with less than 90 seconds to play. McCoy was replaced by Will Clapp.

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