Photo du Jour: Destiny?
Yes, there are three more weeks to the regular season . . . However, tell me if the New Orleans Saints ever delivered more (i.e. a "statement" win) in a game that really, really meant something in the 39-year history of the franchise Sunday night at Dallas? Compare the feeling of this game versus the feelings of that 623 total yard Minnesota game when Dante Culpepper could do no wrong or that Indianapolis game when Peyton Manning had a near perfect QB rating several years ago (both at home on Sunday nights). We are now on the other side of that. The New Orleans Saints are making other teams feel embarrassingly inferior. As for this Destiny thing--we didn't need "hell to freeze over." Instead, for some reason, we had to practically lose our city to a MANMADE disaster and as cliche as it is the New Orleans Saints can be the rallying cry to galvanize and help us overcome everything that is so stacked against our recovery.
And no, the New Orleans Saints are not the newly crowned AMERICA'S TEAM--its OUR team. Sorry.
The upcoming Washington game this weekend I would most certainly categorize as a "trap game." Hopefully the players and coaching staff will remain focused and not fall into that trap and clinch a playoff position--and down the road a first-round playoff bye.
Related: Latest post at World Class New Orleans.
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