Reggie Bush is insisting that he and his New Orleans Saints teammates are still ‘very hungry’ as they bid to reach the Super Bowl for the first time.
The Saints go into their NFC title clash with the Minnesota Vikings this weekend knowing that victory will seal their place in the Miami showpiece on February 7.
'We are all still very hungry and not where we want to be yet.' -Reggie Bush
Bush is in high spirits after arguably turning in the display of his life as New Orleans cruised past defending NFC champions the Arizona Cardinals 45-14 in last week’s divisional playoff.
The running back weighed in with two touchdowns, including one which featured the longest run in franchise playoff history (46 yards), as well as five carries for 84 yards. “Winning felt good," he said, "but we are all still very hungry and not where we want to be yet.
“We did make a few mistakes here and there and we know we must get better this week because the Vikings are a very solid team lead by future HOF Brett Farve. Our defense understands what they have to do and our offense is on the same page. It's all about execution. One more week, Saints fans; let’s get it this weekend.”
The game against the Cardinals brought two more playoff records for the Saints franchise: their tally of 45 points, and the 31-point win was their largest margin of victory in a playoff game.
Drew Brees, who threw three touchdown passes, has paid tribute to coach Sean Payton, adding that winning the Super Bowl is all that matters.
Brees told reporters: "There's been a lot of firsts since Sean Payton has been here in the organization and we want to keep that going. We want to bring this franchise a championship."