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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The story of Paytonís Saints tenure canít be told without presenting Soldier Field as an obstacle his team ultimately didnít surmount in its formative years. In their first three seasons under Payton, the Saints met the Bears in Chicago once ...

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Old 12-15-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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The story of Paytonís Saints tenure canít be told without presenting Soldier Field as an obstacle his team ultimately didnít surmount in its formative years. In their first three seasons under Payton, the Saints met the Bears in Chicago once in each of those campaigns, and New Orleans lost all of those encounters by a combined score of 99-63.

The first loss eliminated the Saints from the playoffs during their first-ever NFC title-game appearance. Both in the month of December, the second and third losses knocked the Saints out of contention for a berth to the 2007 and í08 postseasons, before they won their lone Super Bowl championship after the 2009 season.

As things tend to be years after the fact, the circumstances heading into Monday nightís game arenít identical to what they once were for the Saints (5-8). A late-season loss to the Bears (5-8) wouldnít kill the Saintsí playoff hopes this time.

But it would definitely complicate them significantly. The Saints would qualify for the playoffs without depending on the outcomes of games they arenít involved in if they win at Chicago, vs. Atlanta at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome next Sunday and at Tampa Bay on Dec. 28...

Still, a loss would take matters out of the Saintsí hands. Carolina was in first place as of Sunday night by percentage points, and losing in Chicago would require New Orleans to win its last two games and the Panthers to drop one of their last two, vs. Cleveland (7-7) and at Atlanta.

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Old 12-15-2014, 01:58 PM   #2
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Motivate 'em Sean!
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play PT as much as possible. he has been a Bear killer at soldier feild
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You can't spell sucks ass without Chicago Bears.

Ok, you can if you add a few letters.

You get my point.
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