Saints in First Place/Cowboys Game is Flexed
One day late, but better late than never.
I was able to watch the entire game at a Hooters outside of Memphis. Here's what I thought:
- The defense looked good. They took away the non-Vick running game and made Michael Vick win the game with his arm. That's the blueprint for beating the Falcons.
- The Falcons wide receivers are THE WORST RECEIVING CORPS IN THE HISTORY OF THE NFL. PERIOD. Terrance Copper would be "Mr. Clutch" on this team.
- Speaking of Copper, time to give him credit for catching the Hail Mary. To me, that was the deciding factor in the game. So he's lost one and won one. It all evens out in the end.
- Drew Brees could ultimately make us forget about Archie Manning. And I am the biggest Archie Manning fan on the planet. Yes, he makes stupid mistakes sometimes. But he gets angry about it (did you see him on the floor after the INT vs. Cincy?), and comes back a better player every time.
- The WR corps is beginning to look like the Broncos running game. It doesn't matter who you plug in, that guy is going to have a huge game. And they didn't drop big passes this week.
- Welcome back, Fred
- The Falcons are D-E-A-D, dead. The Saints have a 3-game lead on them. You figure they'll lose to Carolina and Dallas. That means the Saints would have to go 0-5 to have the Falcons catch them.
- All the Saints have to do is make sure Carolina doesn't get more than one game ahead of them by game 16. They'll beat the Panthers at home. That will give the Saints the 5-1 tie breaker in the division.
- Up to the Carolina game, the Saints have only one game left where they should be the decided underdog: Dallas. If they lose to Dallas but win the rest (or maybe lose one of them), they'll be in that position to win the division on game 16.
And speaking of Dallas, a tipster gave us the word that the Saints/Cowboys game will be Flexed! Primetime Sunday night, baby! Thank you NFL for making the right decision! Maybe one day the NFL will decide that the Saints will be good enough for primetime when they're not playing the Cowboys or a New York team. Look at the Saints primetime games in history and see how many times they've been against Dallas or New York.
But I'm not complaining. Much.