WOW: Saints 42 Cowboys 17
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.
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