10 December 2006

WOW: Saints 42 Cowboys 17


Just WOW.

I have waited all my life for this, and I am almost as old as the Saints franchise.

The Saints, for the first time in their history, played a meaningful, all-the-marbles regular season, and won. AND KICKED THEIR ASSES ALL UP AND DOWN THE FIELD.

Now it's time to start thinking about that 2 seed. All they have to do is win 2 of the last 3, and that's only if the Cowboys and Seahawks go undefeated from here on out.

Remember this date: December 10th, 2006. It's the date that the Saints officially, for the first time in history could be considered THE FAVORITES FROM THE NFC TO GO TO THE SUPER BOWL.

I'd still feel a whole lot better though if they could also somehow, by some miracle, take home field advantage from the Chicago Bears. I don't care if they don't have a quarterback. They're gonna be tough to beat in Chicago in January if both teams get there.

And I'm not even going to bitch about Fred Thomas this week. Or how the Cowboys were shredding the defense on the ground until we started playing keep-away. Instead, I'll concentrate on how the offense looks unstoppable, and Joe Horn isn't playing and Marques Colston isn't 100 percent.

Outside of the one playoff win, this is probably the proudest night as a Saints fan of my life.

POST SCRIPT: I didn't see the headline on wwltv.com or any other place before I wrote it. Sometimes it's just too obvious.

TAGS: NFL, New Orleans Saints, Dallas Cowboys, Drew Brees, Reggie Bush, Deuce McAllister, Mike Karney

7 Comments:

At December 10, 2006 11:40 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sean Payton out coached the Tuna.

 
At December 11, 2006 12:40 AM, Blogger salty said...

I agree! I have been following the Saints since a kid in the 70's, waiting for a game and a season like this.

I love how they continue to spread the ball around and show us a team rather than a superstar

 
At December 11, 2006 1:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, Mike Karney's 3 TDs was the biggest surprise.

Payton outgeneraled Parcells. If the Cowboys win out and finish as #3, they will face either the Eagles, Giants or Falcons. And then they face Chicago.

I think we got a possible rematch with the Cowboys if they finish as #4. Or a matchup with the Seahawks.

 
At December 11, 2006 1:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did Payton have mercy on Parcells that he told Brees to hold off on the 1st and goal, and instead Brees kneeled? We could have attempted a 49-17. Anybody hear more about that?

 
At December 11, 2006 7:25 AM, Blogger Fitch N. DarDar said...

It's not a surprise, because there is a precedent. The Saints kneeled on the ball when they played at Tampa Bay earlier this year.

But, damn. Last night would have been the perfect night to score 52. 51 is their record, and they last did it 30 years ago.

 
At December 11, 2006 7:51 AM, Anonymous ashley said...

The bears may be the 1 seed, but they won't win their first playoff game.

 
At December 11, 2006 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, I'm layin' off Fred too, except to say he needs to use that big ole mitt he's got like a fly swatter. I'm with Ashley: Chicago's on a downward slide to playoff doomsville.

 

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