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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I don't mean to be a downer after a big road. Prior to the season, we all expected a tough time and probably loss in Indy given the hype surrounding them. It was a great win, and things are looking ...

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Old 10-26-2015, 03:47 PM   #1
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Don't eat the cheese...

I don't mean to be a downer after a big road. Prior to the season, we all expected a tough time and probably loss in Indy given the hype surrounding them.

It was a great win, and things are looking up, but we still have lots of holes on both sides of the ball.

And worst of all, we dug ourselves a VERY deep hole. Right now we're only back up to a little better than a 1 in 6 chance of the playoffs.

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Between Carolina and Atlanta, it is hard to imagine BOTH of them cratering, so the division is likely out of reach.

That leaves us fighting for a wildcard and there are a bunch of teams ahead of us in that race:

Falcons 6-1
Vikings 4-2
Rams 3-3
Seahawks 3-4 (better NFC record)
Redskins 3-4 (better NFC record)
Eagles 3-4 (have head to head win over us)


We have to pass up 5 of those 6 teams and stay ahead of those we are already ahead of (DAL, TB, CHI, SF, DET) to be the 6th seed. TALL ORDER.

I have a sneaking suspicion that loss to Tampa in week 2 will be the deciding game against us... Typical Saints luck.


For now I'm enjoying the small victories - some sacks and turnovers - and not looking big picture (at least not seriously). Hope the players are doing the same because we can't say the corner on this season has been turned yet...
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Old 10-26-2015, 03:57 PM   #2
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Re: Don't eat the cheese...

we are not a playoff caliber team, but we are one hell of a spoiler. Loving every minute of it.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:00 PM   #3
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We have the largest turnover of players this season with 25 new faces

I believe 15-18 of them are rookies, sure we may not be a playoff team this year but the growth they are showing from being thrown into the fire is immense in my opinion.

Our defense could well a truly be a force moving forward, those rookies might just save Rob Ryan's job.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:00 PM   #4
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Crazier things have happened. We are going to on that list.
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:08 PM   #5
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Re: Don't eat the cheese...

It ain't over until it's over... We have a pretty favorable schedule, so let's play the games and see how it all shapes up...
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Old 10-26-2015, 04:38 PM   #6
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I am not going to think playoffs till continuity between the offense and defense (7 wins in a row)
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It ain't over until it's over... We have a pretty favorable schedule, so let's play the games and see how it all shapes up...
I agree about the favorable schedule. Only thing is that the Falcons and Panthers pretty much have the same...
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:23 PM   #8
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Re: Don't eat the cheese...

It ain't over until the fat lady sings, I don't see Helga warming up so they still have a chance, just sweep Atlanta that's all I ask
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Old 10-26-2015, 06:25 PM   #9
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Re: Don't eat the cheese...

Well I think the vast majority of us knows this team is very young and getting better by the week. Especially on the D side of the ball. Considering the way the season started I would consider anything from 7-9 to 9-7 a success this year. But, yea, anything can happen and these youngsters could start overachieving and go on a tear and end up in the playoffs. Who knows.
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Old 10-26-2015, 07:06 PM   #10
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I'm not going to say they are going to the playoffs. I do see how much they have improved and hope will continue to improve. If they save their season that would be an accomplishment after the start they had.
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