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Old 01-12-2016, 08:50 PM   #1
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Are the Panthers bigger rivals for the Saints than the Falcons?

I think of the kittens as an annoying little brother.

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said in his I'm-not-going-anywhere press conference last week which team he considered to be his team's chief rival.

And it's not the Atlanta Falcons.

"Carolina," Payton said. "We've got to find a way to catch those guys. When people ask me about the Atlanta rivalry, I think in our division rivalries start with who is on top."

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Old 01-12-2016, 09:23 PM   #2
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Re: Are the Panthers bigger rivals for the Saints than the Falcons?

ATL is more like the whipping boy... In order to have a true rivalry the games need to be competitive.
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Old 01-12-2016, 09:24 PM   #3
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Re: Are the Panthers bigger rivals for the Saints than the Falcons?

We beat Atlanta's a$$ on a regular basis, Paytons got their number. Payton needs to get after the Panthers they are a thorn in our side right now. But things will change if we get a D.
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Re: Are the Panthers bigger rivals for the Saints than the Falcons?

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I think of the kittens as an annoying little brother.

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton said in his I'm-not-going-anywhere press conference last week which team he considered to be his team's chief rival.

And it's not the Atlanta Falcons.

"Carolina," Payton said. "We've got to find a way to catch those guys. When people ask me about the Atlanta rivalry, I think in our division rivalries start with who is on top."

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He probably just said it to rub salt in the wound a little more in ATL
Truly though, Carolina is the team to beat, but that doesn't make them more of a rival
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Old 01-12-2016, 10:54 PM   #5
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Re: Are the Panthers bigger rivals for the Saints than the Falcons?

The panthers have been more competitive against us on the field, but the REAL rivalry between the Saints and Falcons is between the fans.

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Top 5 Rivalries in the NFL

(1) Bears vs Packers

(2) Redskins vs Cowboys

(3) Falcons vs Saints

(4) Steelers vs Ravens (Old Browns)

(5) Raiders vs Chiefs

(HM) Rams vs 49ers
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Old 01-13-2016, 01:14 AM   #8
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Re: Are the Panthers bigger rivals for the Saints than the Falcons?

When they lost to Atlanta a lot of that worry was aleviated but they are likely getting to the NFC title game and Arizona will have to do what SF did likely against Atlanta with Ryan which is keep Cam out of endzone or the other way around with Palmer trying to score.

And if Carolina wins that game and the AFC winner picks the home uniforms(the only team who would do this is Denver), Carolina will probably win and my NFL experience will likely be dunzo.
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Re: Are the Panthers bigger rivals for the Saints than the Falcons?

As a Saints fan that moved up to NC at the age of ten, I can't help but feel Carolina is a true rival.

Obviously the Failclowns are rivals.
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Old 01-13-2016, 03:29 AM   #10
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Re: Are the Panthers bigger rivals for the Saints than the Falcons?

I hate Cam Newton more than Matt Ryan, so I'd say yeah.
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