The NFC South: A Bastion of Suck

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To all the fans of teams in the NFC with winning records, on the outside of the playoffs and looking in, allow me to extend my deepest apologies on behalf of the NFC South. Because the sad reality is that a team from our division could end this season with a 6-10 record, and still make it to the postseason. In fact, an NFC South team could feasibly make it to the postseason, and as Jon Gruden so wisely pointed out during Monday Night Football game, still get a top 10 pick in next year's draft. I realize how infuriating this must be for fans of teams like the Cowboys and Lions, who may have their seasons come to an end in week 16, despite winning as many games as these NFC South suck-bags … [Read more...]

Does Saints’ Road to Playoffs Start Now?

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Let's ignore the fact that it's week 14 for a second, shall we? That's because in many ways, the New Orleans Saints' season starts this Sunday. They are 5-7 and tied with the Atlanta Falcons at the top of the NFC South. And if they win their remaining games, their once seemingly impossible shot at the postseason will become a reality. Whoulda thunk it? I for one...didn't. After all, this team put on a lackluster prime time performance against the Baltimore Ravens at home just a few weeks ago. In fact, they went 0-3 in their middle of the season, "yeah we totally got this", home game stretch. But last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Saints finally played with some passion. … [Read more...]

Saints vs Seahawks: 9 and 3 is a crowd

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Oh there's just nothing like getting the snot kicked out of you on national television to send you into a crippling depression. I'll admit it Saints fans, I'm spoiled. I'm just not used to seeing OUR team get embarrassed anymore. What happened in Seattle is what the Saints do to other teams. It's just not something I've had to deal with for years now and I forgot what it felt like. But that ass whipping courtesy of the Seahawks left a mark that is sure to remind me for years to come of what can happen on any given Sunday...or Monday as it were. Where shall I begin? Hmm, how bout the complete lack of a secondary or pass rush? I may have been able to stomach this loss had I seen anything … [Read more...]

Saints vs. Failcons: 9 and 2 Close for Comfort!

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It was a game the Saints should have and needed to win. Not just because of the undeniable playoff implications or the fact that it was an NFC opponent. They needed to win because the Falcons suck and we hate them. In typical Falcons, Saints fashion, Thursday night's game came down to the wire. It was all a matter of who wanted it more and who would f*ck up less. Sorry Falcons, but we were two for two on your home turf last night. It was thanks in large part to the defense, which held the Falcons to a measly 13 points. And it was also thanks to Sean Payton, whose oft times annoying decisions to ice the kicker turned out to be a genius move. Falcons kicker Matt Bryant missed a 52 yard … [Read more...]

Saints vs. Jets: 6 and “2″ Many Mistakes

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Perhaps it was the group of 300 lb. men behind me in Metlife Stadium, all of whom seemed like extras from The Sopranos, or maybe the fact that my toes had been frozen solid since halftime, or that I had seen Drew Brees get put on his back more times than Kim Kardashian (Hey, oh!) but for some reason, the Saints loss to the New York Jets on Sunday took a while to settle in. I never thought they would run away with the game but I certainly thought the Saints were the better team and should win. And yet, they fall short, in shocking fashion. There was no running game to speak of, which I guess had plenty to do with Darren Sproles being out, essentially eliminating our screen game. Run defense? … [Read more...]