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    Some Interesting (to me) stats on NO, GB, and SF

    OK, first I'd like to say it looks like you couldn't get a piece of paper to slide between the abilities of the teams. That said, the same oddness occurs with teams with losing records, or fairly inconsequential teams with GB.

    Head to head, remember the first game, Saints' lose 42-34. I never took that one hard, as Green Bay was of course last years' superbowl champs, and the Saints' were on the half-yard line, a touchdown and a two point conversion from tying. That game, like much of what is to follow here, just showed a nearly identical strength. Green Bay just happened to get a bit of an advantage from an early mistake, a fumble, and managed to be a bit ahead at the end. The Saints outplayed them for almost the rest of the game.

    Chicago was beaten 27-17 and 35-21 by GB, and the Saints' beat them 30-13, maybe slightly favoring our team.

    Carolina was beaten 30-23 by GB, and the Saints' two divisional games were 30-27, and 45-17, edge goes to N.O. I think on that one, especially since the last game represents the current strength.

    Atlanta lost to Green Bay 25-14, and the Saints beat Atlanta 26-23 away, and 45-16 at home. I think Atlanta was on the wane already in the second game, and the Saints' were just getting stronger. So this one is somewhere between a toss-up and a slight favoring of the Saints'.

    Minnesota, an inconsequential team, that the Saints' nearly always do poorly with (still not sure why, but I know there is a reason), lost to the Saints 42-20. Green Bay beat them twice, 33-27, and 45-7 later. Got to give this one to Green Bay. I wish the Saints' could address their weak-team problem, but maybe it's just a try not to get injured strategy, or practice less and try to recover, or I don't really need to win this one.

    Tampa lost to Green Bay 35-26, and the Saints split 20-26, and 27-16 later at home. Is it turf? I hope they get some practice time in on grass, hopefully trying to simulate San Francisco. Maybe they should bring some lights with them, or generators after the SF, Steelers game.

    Detroit, both played two games, both won two games, GB 27-15 and 45-41, and N.O. 31-17 and 45-28. That's 72-56 and 76-45, so this one goes to the Saints', tho GB was using a second string quarterback, New Orleans clearly would have likely scored yet another touchdown, and run it up to 52-28, which I sort of wanted them to do, but I guess it made sense to be nice.

    (whew, lots of common games) The New York Giants, a very inconsistent, skitzoid team, Green Bay 38-35, the Saints' 49-24--got to give this one to the Saints' for a couple of reasons, the drubbing in the score, which also could've been run up if I remember. And the Giants, maybe playing Green Bay again, with their strong, hard hitting defense may ding them up a bit more.

    So, if Colston or some other receiver doesn't gift them a lead with a fumble early, or Brees doesn't throw an interception early, I think the Saints' have every possible chance to beat Green Bay, even at home. And even if it's windy and snowy, I'd have to give our runners the advantage in inclement weather, so we're healthy. Maybe they should not only practice on turf, but in a cold, cold place. Winter may not have completely arrived yet, but by the Super Bowl it might just get here.
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    Posted 01-09-2012 at 02:19 PM by mike27 mike27 is offline
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    Well oiled machine

    OK, call me wrong on that one. Teams SF played won 115 games, teams GB played won 117 games, and teams our Saints' played won 113, so...pretty much statistically even.

    Interesting weirdness on same teams played. It plays to the Saints' doing poorly against teams with really bad records, for some reason, less practice perhaps, don't have to win? Whatever.

    Anyway, San Francisco beat Tampa 48-3, the Saints' lost 26-20, in their first meeting, playing as if drugged, and won 27-16 in their second.

    Saints lost to St. Louis 31-21, another hapless contest, while SF won twice, 26-0, and later 34-27--did SF get worse, or St. Louis get better? You decide.

    Games that mattered--Detroit, SF won 25-19, and the Saints' won with 31-17 first, then 45-28 which would've easily been 52-28 without the kindness of taking three knees, and ending the game mercifully. Plus, the late Detroit game shows much improvement, against a stronger, more healthy Detroit team.

    Finally, SF beat the Giants 27-20, and the Saints smoked them 49-24, and if I remember correctly, they could've probably run that score up a bit too.

    I tend to dismiss the teams that aren't doing well, as for whatever reason, perhaps they just rest a bit during weeks where they play teams they feel are inconsequential. But against the better teams, the Saints' did better, and they made a run at the end that looks better than SF did, who appears to be closer to where the Saints' were during their sag-period, losing to Tampa and the Rams.
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    Posted 01-09-2012 at 01:19 PM by mike27 mike27 is offline
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    LETTER TO THE GIANTS

    I expected a shootout to be honest. I didn't expect ATLANTA to win, but I thought JULIO JONES, RODDY WHITE and TURNER to do their usual damage and have at least a decent game. MAYBE SMITH SAW WHAT THE SAINTS DID AND TRIED TO COPY THE AGGRESSIVE SCHEME. I don't know.
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    Posted 01-09-2012 at 12:57 PM by SAINTstunna SAINTstunna is offline
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    Well oiled machine

    I think you mean "who's that," joker-saint. (who is)

    Yea, you really hit on something, which is WEAK SCHEDULE at the 49ers. Actually, that might be a better tiebreak than the conference record, just add up all the wins of the opponents. Give me some time and I might just do that myself.
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    Posted 01-09-2012 at 12:43 PM by mike27 mike27 is offline
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    LETTER TO THE GIANTS

    Yea, WTF was that anyway. One safety? And why not just kick the field goal early in the game? I can see that later on, if they were really behind, but just hit the scoreboard with 3 points, and move on. No, it probably wasn't going to make much of a difference, but who knows. Nothing like being behind, even by a few points, to make a difference in the mentality.

    I kind of feel like they might've had a feeling of despair, that if they did win, they'd just have to face GB again, then even if they managed a Teebow miracle and got through that one, they'd have to play the Saints' again, who seemed to improve between their two regular season games.

    I don't know, maybe they just peaked during the Saints' first game. Perhaps they got the season-long feeling after losing that game that the team gets during a game, when the time is too short, and the points of the opponent are too high to win, and the play becomes listless and unmotivated.
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    Posted 01-09-2012 at 11:45 AM by mike27 mike27 is offline
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    ............DYNASTY?????

    I'd rather just enjoy it while it lasts!! But I'd be willing to go with two!
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    Posted 01-09-2012 at 11:29 AM by mike27 mike27 is offline
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    Beat by Both; A Lions fan's perspective on Saints/Forty-Niners

    Also I feel like SF has a very weak schedule, so the Saints' 14-3 means a lot more than SF's 13-3--that said, it's a very good defense. I worry, but clearly I've got to pick the Saints'. But I sure hope they don't do their immediate fumble again. Maybe they shouldn't throw to Colston immediately, and let him get warmed up a bit.
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    Posted 01-09-2012 at 11:26 AM by mike27 mike27 is offline
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    Beat by Both; A Lions fan's perspective on Saints/Forty-Niners

    My main thought is, I hope the Saints' choose to practice a little outside, on turf. I know it may be more prone to injuries, so I'd compensate for that. I don't know if they do little things like that, but I think it would be a great idea.
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    Posted 01-09-2012 at 11:25 AM by mike27 mike27 is offline
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    Beat by Both; A Lions fan's perspective on Saints/Forty-Niners

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    C'mon man! gotta get that right!

    other than that; very nice!
    Thanks for the 'save' Mitch, that could have been potentially embarrassing . . . haven't been getting the History Channel on my cable and was having a hard time verifying the quote from the show, lol!

    gone fishing
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    Posted 01-09-2012 at 10:14 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    Beat by Both; A Lions fan's perspective on Saints/Forty-Niners

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    "If y'all think you can come down here and do it, well good luck to ya!"
    C'mon man! gotta get that right!

    other than that; very nice!
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    Posted 01-09-2012 at 09:50 AM by |Mitch| |Mitch| is offline
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    Punch'em in the mouth

    SAINTstunna

    Well done for:
    1. Putting in writing what your thoughts were.
    2. Getting it right - near as damn it.
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    Posted 01-08-2012 at 06:14 AM by UK_WhoDat UK_WhoDat is offline
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    Personals: 2 women looking for 1 man for weekly ride to raising canes - ww4m

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    Would love to know the benefits that come with that chicken....
    Are you sure about that?
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    Posted 01-08-2012 at 06:07 AM by UK_WhoDat UK_WhoDat is offline
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    Well oiled machine

    Answer to ddub19's question

    Answer to ddub19's question: "Why do the Saint say " who dat"? because there too stupid to know how to spell "whos that!" Maybe its time to leave the swamp and go back to school!!!!" Unfortunately that is a chant that has stuck with this team since the early 80's. As far as them being too stupid to spell "Whos that!" I believe it is who's....lol, but thats ok. You also said "Why do the Saint say" It's a good thing spelling touchdown isn't required to put 7 on the board, because thats all Brees is going to do next week too. I believe this will be a very good game though. The niners do have a great defense. Who have they played? Seattle, 22nd in passing and 21st in rushing. Dallas, 7th in passing and 18th in rushing, and they lost.(No worries....We lost to them too when we were 13 and 0) Cincinnati, 20th in passing and 19th in rushing, pretty close game there too. Philidelphia, 9th in passing and 5th in rushing, which was a 1 point game. Tampa, 16th and 30th, and worst team in the NFC South. Detroit, 4th and 29th and you only won by 6 ^^^^ TAKE A LOOK AT THAT SCORE ^^^^ thats was you first 6 games and none of them were elite teams. ClE, 24th and 28th-WAS, 14th and 25th-NYG 5th and 32nd-17th and 24th-BAL 17th and 25th and so on and so forth.....The SAINTS are 1st and 6th. Lets hope your lights dont cut out on you during this game. Brees will definitely enjoy that down time.
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    Posted 01-08-2012 at 03:03 AM by joker-saint joker-saint is offline
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    Well oiled machine

    Still waiting on a comment from the niners fans on this one

    Still waiting to hear from some niners fans: Any defense can be ranked first againt the rush when they play teams who are on average 20th and below in rushing. The niners played one team that was ranked 5th which was the Eagles. Outcome 416 yards passing and 2 TD's by Vick, 108 rushing with 75 of those coming from Vick. Vick isn't even a running back. Do you think you will stop 3 top notch running backs if you couldn't even stop Vick? The outcome told the story there. 1 point game. Now place Sproles, Thomas, and Ivory back there along with the number 1 ranked passing in the league. Good luck Niners. This is a great match up
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    Posted 01-08-2012 at 03:02 AM by joker-saint joker-saint is offline
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    Punch'em in the mouth

    IDK, it's not like all season our defense has had to be preoccupied for a team to run on us . . . 100yds is almost a given . . . we're hoping Fairley will make a difference, and Suh too if you guys haven't already figured out to just him blow into the backfield and run a trap like everybody else in the league has.

    go Lions.
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    Posted 01-06-2012 at 11:35 AM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    Personals: 2 women looking for 1 man for weekly ride to raising canes - ww4m

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    You should come in for the game and see if you can interview for the job of driver at least once.

    Would love to know the benefits that come with that chicken....
    . . . well, I do have a flexible schedule, am reliable and courteous, but I'm not sure if being a lifelong Lions fan qualifies me as "not crazy" . . . plus, you guys aren't on the schedule next year . . . guess we'll have to meet up in the NFC Championship Game.

    go Lions.
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    Posted 01-05-2012 at 07:45 PM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    Personals: 2 women looking for 1 man for weekly ride to raising canes - ww4m

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    Originally Posted by SloMotion View Comment
    Can an out-of-towner get in on this deal?

    go Lions.
    You should come in for the game and see if you can interview for the job of driver at least once.

    Would love to know the benefits that come with that chicken....
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    Posted 01-05-2012 at 10:17 AM by Halo Halo is offline
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    Best Threads of 2011 - Whistlegate: Titans accuse Saints of cheating - blowing whistle from sidelines

    . . . hahaha! Ingenious, why couldn't we think of something like that (in Detroit)?

    go Lions.
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    Posted 01-04-2012 at 09:43 PM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    Personals: 2 women looking for 1 man for weekly ride to raising canes - ww4m

    Can an out-of-towner get in on this deal?

    go Lions.
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    Posted 01-04-2012 at 09:19 PM by SloMotion SloMotion is offline
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    Sympathy for the Vikings

    The only NFL team and fans that I hate are the Falcons team and fans.
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    Posted 01-03-2012 at 10:42 PM by Haps Biggest Fan Haps Biggest Fan is offline

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