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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; It is from Bleacher Report but this one makes sense! Record: 11-5, second in NFC South Seed: No. 6 seed in NFC playoffs Wild-card opponent: at Philadelphia, Jan. 4; 8:10 p.m. (ET), NBC Surviving the postseason: 1.Forget about the reputation. ...

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Old 01-03-2014, 11:25 PM   #1
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5 Things Every Playoff Team Needs to Do to Get to the Super Bowl

It is from Bleacher Report but this one makes sense!

Record: 11-5, second in NFC South

Seed: No. 6 seed in NFC playoffs

Wild-card opponent: at Philadelphia, Jan. 4; 8:10 p.m. (ET), NBC

Surviving the postseason:
1.Forget about the reputation. Everyone knows the Saints are a much better team when they are indoors playing at home in the Superdome. That's not going to happen this time around. The Saints will be on the road throughout the playoffs, and the elements are likely to come into play in every game. They can't worry about that, they just have to go out and play.

2. Drew Brees does not have to force the issue. The Saints have the fourth-ranked defense, so they don't have to outscore everyone. They can win with a balanced gameplan and a strong defense.

3.Get the ball to tight end Jimmy Graham as much as possible. Graham is the best player at his position in the league. He caught 86 passes for 1,215 yards with 16 touchdowns. When Graham gets his hands on the ball, the Saints' offense is dangerous.

4.Turn up the pass rush pressure with defensive end Cameron Jordan and outside linebacker Junior Galette. They combined for 24.5 sacks during the regular season and are capable of tormenting opposing quarterbacks.

5.The Saints need to have a consistent kicking game if they are going to have postseason success. The Saints got rid of longtime placekicker Garrett Hartley after 14 games and replaced him with Shayne Graham.

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Better add a 6th: Stop the run.

PHI (#1), SF (#3), SEA (#4), GB (#7), and CAR (#11) are tops in the NFL running the ball.
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The Eagles O-line is as porous as ours -- Junyah and Jordan, aka the Dynamic Duo, should have a BIG DAY.
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Win the turnover battle.
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Long clock eating scoring drives.
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Win the turnover battle.
Ding, Ding .... DING. We have a winner!





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Saints started the Philly curse four years ago.

It's now in the Chargers' hands to keep it going!
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Surviving the postseason:


2. Drew Brees does not have to force the issue. The Saints have the fourth-ranked defense, so they don't have to outscore everyone.
I'm pretty sure you only get to the Super Bowl if you outscore everyone you play in the postseason.
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I'm pretty sure you only get to the Super Bowl if you outscore everyone you play in the postseason.
Didn't catch that before! Yes, the sole purpose of playoff football is to outscore the other dudes.
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