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Nearly every characteristic of the 2014 version of the New Orleans Saints you thought would be a given before this season has been anything but a guarantee.

The Saints offense hasn't exuded consistency or scoring punch. The Saints defense hasn't built on their success of 2013 as the unit has regressed more than progressed.

Yet the Saints maintained their winning ways inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome despite the team's enigmatic existence this season. The Dome still carried a mystique for the Saints, playing a significant factor in three of the team's four wins.

Not all of the wins were glamorous.

Then the Saints locker room, much of the loyal fan base and myself were seduced into believing the Saints were "back."

New Orleans pushed their home prime-time winning streak to 14 games as they throttled Green Bay 44-23 in Week 8. The prime-time setting resulted in by far the Saints' best overall performance of 2014 coming against one of the better teams in the league.

Where did it all go?

The Saints will host the Baltimore Ravens on "Monday Night Football" looking to push their prime-time home winning streak to 15 games. Lose and it pushes the Saints to 4-7 and gives New Orleans a three-game home losing skid for the first time in one regular season since 2001.

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Old 11-23-2014, 04:56 PM   #2
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We win on the road once and now we can't win at home
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what swagger? that is gone. when you can hear a pin drop in the dome there is no home field advantage. 13 man must step up its game
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what swagger? that is gone. when you can hear a pin drop in the dome there is no home field advantage. 13 man must step up its game
Exactly! The Dome is Way Too Corporate Now...

Hats Off To Those That Keep The Faith And Do What They Can In What Has Become a Mausoleum...

The Dome I Remember - Only Joe Montana Could Silence...

Now?!? Freaking Joke...

Benson, Goodell and the NFL got what they wanted - Big $$$$ to Sit With The Kings...

Bet Alot of the Noise Is Piped In Now - SMH

Last Great Roar Was The Gleason Blocked Punt...

Remember The Days Of The Dome Patrol, That Defense Could Spark A Crowd...
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Old 11-23-2014, 11:41 PM   #5
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time to put up, or shut up.
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:36 AM   #6
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Hopefully it's not to late to "put up" The crowd feeds off the players and so far there are only slight glimpses of the 12th. man.
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what swagger? that is gone. when you can hear a pin drop in the dome there is no home field advantage. 13 man must step up its game
That reminds of the ESPN advertisment for the Saints v Ravens game where you can hear fans at The Dome shouting "WHO DAT, WHO DAT". Gives me goosebumps every time. Would have loved to have experienced that.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:20 PM   #8
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When the product on the field is good again the fans will return. Now we know what it feels like to be a Raiders or Jaguars fan. I don't think I can return to the pre Brees/Payton days.
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When the product on the field is good again the fans will return. Now we know what it feels like to be a Raiders or Jaguars fan. I don't think I can return to the pre Brees/Payton days.

The definition of a bandwagon fan.
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Had to turn to BB King for some salve on these wounds...


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