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Old 12-01-2009, 10:51 AM   #1
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NEW ORLEANS - So we thought the Patriots were going to come in here and beat these guys?

Neaux way.

Bill Belichick wasn’t kidding. The Saints are good. The offense is for real, the defense is for real, and the Superdome is most definitely for real. If this was supposed to be the big test, the obvious conclusion is that the New Orleans Saints are going to get an A, maybe even an A-plus for their regular-season work. With this 38-17 victory over a team many thought would at least give them a hard time, the Saints moved to 11-0, and now everybody can start thinking about the Dallas game here Dec. 19 as a possible game of interest because there doesn’t appear to be anything else on their remaining schedule of any consequence.

“Obviously, a big win for us,’’ said Saints coach Sean Payton. “That’s a real good team we played. I think our players know that. We have a lot of respect for what they have accomplished.’’

That’s a very nice and diplomatic way of responding to a thorough whuppin’.

It would be difficult to overstate what’s going on down here with the New Orleans fans and their current adoration of this football team. You easily could think you had landed in Tuscaloosa, Gainesville, or Austin, and not an NFL town. A big sporting event - and this was considered the biggest regular-season game in Saints history - easily can get swallowed up in a major city. When it’s all said and done, not everyone is a sports fan.

But it was impossible to escape the Saints, and this game, the last few days. Every other person was wearing Saints garb, and that includes just about every croupier at Harrah’s Casino, be it male, female, Caucasian, African-American, old, or young.

This was, by all accounts, the toughest ticket in Saints history. People saw this game as the one that would validate all the others. It was a tremendous sign of respect for a 7-3 opponent with a shaky defense, but such is the lingering Patriots mystique throughout the National Football League.

The Saints, meanwhile, have had a tortured history, never really coming close to a Super Bowl. Now, pretty much without warning, they have come up with a dynamic team that has a chance to break records, which, in the end, isn’t really important, and win a championship, which is. It’s just their luck there is another monster team loose in the conference, and it is getting harder and harder for neutrals not to be rooting for an epic confrontation in the Jan. 24 NFC Championship game between the Saints and the Minnesota Vikings. The two conceivably could enter that affair with a combined regular- and postseason record of 33-1. That one might earn a ratings point or two.Continued...

Saints continue their fantastic march with rout of Patriots - The Boston Globe



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Vikings ... bring it
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