With the win, New Orleans improves to 6-8. The Saints return to action on Saturday, Dec. 24, when they host the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Kickoff is 3:25 p.m.
· The win was New Orleans' first victory at University of Phoenix Stadium. They now own a 14-15 record all-time against the Arizona Cardinals.
· With the win, Coach Sean Payton now has 93 regular season victories, tying Jim Mora (1986-96) for most in franchise history.
· QB Drew Brees, in his 230th career start, played in his 172nd game as a Saint Sunday, moving him into sole possession of seventh place on the club's all-time games played list. He completed 37-of-48 passes for 389 yards, three touchdowns and a 127.9 passer rating. It marked his NFL-record 105th-career game with at least 300 passing yards and his NFL-best 54th game with at least 350 passing yards. It also marked his 57th-career game with at least 30 completions, also an NFL record.
· Sunday's win marked Brees' 100th-career regular season win as the Saints signal-caller.
· With four touchdown passes, sunday marked the 31st time that Brees has thrown four touchdowns in a game, second only to Peyton Manning (35) in NFL history. It was his 18th career game with at least 300 passing yards, four scoring throws and zero interceptions, an NFL-best.
· Brees connected with WR Brandin Cooks on touchdowns of 45 and 65 yards, making Cooks only the sixth player Brees has connected with on at least 20 touchdowns.
· On his 18th completion of the contest, a five-yard completion to WR Willie Snead IV, Brees reached 400 completions on the season, making 2016 his seventh consecutive and ninth overall season with 400 completions.
· Cooks caught seven passes for a career-high 186 yards with two touchdowns. It was his third game of 100 or more receiving yards in 2016 and seventh of his career. It was also his fourth-career multi-touchdown game.
· On a 13-yard reception in the third quarter, Cooks reached 1,010 receiving yards for the 2016 season, becoming the first Saint with back-to-back 1,000-yard campaigns since WR Marques Colston (2009-12).
· Cooks' first scoring grab, a 65-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter, marked his third reception of 65 or more yards this season, becoming the first Saint since Kenny Stills (3) in 2013 to record at least three receptions of 65 or more yards in the same season.
· On his second touchdown reception, a 45-yard catch and run in the second quarter, Cooks reached 20 touchdown grabs for his career.
· On an 11-yard run in the first quarter, RB Mark Ingram reached 4,002 rushing yards for his career, joining Deuce McAllister (6,096-2001-08), George Rogers (4,267-1981-84) and Dalton Hilliard (4,164-1986-93) as only the fourth Saint with 4,000 rushing yards in a Saints uniform.
· On his next carry, a three-yard run, Ingram reached 4,971 total yards from scrimmage for his career, surpassing WR Danny Abramowicz for eighth place in club record books.
· RB Tim Hightower played in his 75th career game, rushing 11 times for 37 yards and two touchdowns, and adding 11 yards on three catches. His three-yard rushing score in the fourth quarter was the 30th rushing touchdown of his career. With his second rushing score in the fourth quarter, Hightower posted his fifth-career multi-touchdown game and first since Dec. 27, 2015 vs. Jacksonville.
· Snead IV made a game-high eight receptions for 76 yards with a long-catch of 19 yards.
· WR Michael Thomas caught seven passes for 52 yards with one touchdown. He now has eight touchdown receptions, a franchise rookie record he shares with Colston (2006) and WR Donté Stallworth (2002).
· In the first quarter, RB Travaris Cadet caught a 10-yard touchdown pass, his second touchdown reception of the season and fifth of his career. He totaled 30 yards on five catches, including the touchdown.
· DE Cameron Jordan recorded a sack of QB Carson Palmer in the second quarter and now has 6.5 sacks. With 45.5 career sacks, he is now tied with Jim Wilks for ninth place on the club's all-time sacks list. He added three solo tackles.
· S Vonn Bell registered a team-high nine tackles (seven solo), adding a forced fumble of WR Brittan Golden in the fourth quarter, his second-career forced fumble. CB Ken Crawley would recover the fumble, the first fumble recovery of his career.
· S Roman Harper appeared in his 122nd career game as a Saint, moving him into a tie with RB Fred McAfee for 28th place on the club's all-time games played list. He recorded three solo tackles.
· S Jairus Byrd tallied five tackles (four solo) and now has 79 tackles, reaching at least 75 stops for the fourth time in his career and first time since 2012.
· DE Paul Kruger recorded two solo tackles and forced a fumble in the first quarter that was recovered by LB Craig Robertson. It was Kruger's eighth forced fumble of his career and first as a Saint. The fumble recovery was Robertson's second of the season and sixth of his career.
· K Wil Lutz converted on a 37-yard field goal in the first quarter, marking his 22nd made field goal in 2016, tying him with Tom Dempsey (1969) for the most by a Saints rookie kicker in franchise history. On a 39-yard make in the third quarter, he took sole possession of the franchise rookie record.
· P Thomas Morstead played in his 124th career game, moving him into a tie with WR Devery Henderson (2004-12) for 26th place on the club's all-time games played list. He punted once for 30 yards.
· LS Justin Drescher appeared in his 100th career game.