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papz 12-26-2012 03:42 PM

Saints’ aim becomes 8-8 finish
 
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NEW ORLEANS — Sometimes even Santa can’t deliver what you want. For residents of Who Datville, that means no Saints in the playoffs for the first time since 2008.

The Grinch stole whatever remote postseason opportunity existed at 3 p.m. Sunday, when Minnesota defeated Houston. That was about the time the Dallas Cowboys rallied with two late touchdowns to force overtime, during which Jimmy Graham’s hustling fumble recovery set up Garrett Hartley’s field goal that gave the Saints a 34-31 victory.

So there was one nice present for the Black & Gold Nation. But no more.

“No one with a white beard’s going to come down the chimney and hand us a divisional championship,” interim coach Joe Vitt said Monday.

Or even a wild-card berth.

But, Vitt emphasized, the Saints (7-8) have plenty to play for in Sunday’s finale against Carolina (6-9).

“We can’t look in the past,” he said. “But we can say to ourselves, ‘We have one more chance to get better’ because we won’t be playing football after this week.”

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Utah_Saint 12-26-2012 04:35 PM

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4-2 in the division would be nice too.

Rugby Saint II 12-26-2012 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Utah_Saint (Post 467803)
4-2 in the division would be nice too.

Yes it would.....and 8-8 would be a win in my book.

WhoDat!656 12-26-2012 05:58 PM

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The kittens have benefited from the Saints resting players for the playoffs the last few years, so I am ready to see the Saints play the final game of the year with something on the line.

SloMotion 12-27-2012 07:03 AM

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I wouldn't have thought it at the beginning of the season, but after having lived it and under the circumstances, 8-8 is pretty darn respectable, IMO.

dizzle88 12-27-2012 07:12 AM

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Last time we went 8-8, we won the Super Bowl the next season

Mardigras9 12-27-2012 07:53 AM

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Originally Posted by dizzle88 (Post 467881)
Last time we went 8-8, we won the Super Bowl the next season

That's what I'm talking about!!!!
8-8 is a winning season after the crap we have been through.


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