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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Hey we can speculate about how we finish the season all we want . If we get into the playoffs anything can happen.After our start I thought here we go again. It has been a very exciting season!Are you not ...

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Old 11-29-2017, 09:14 AM   #11
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Hey we can speculate about how we finish the season all we want . If we get into the playoffs anything can happen.After our start I thought here we go again. It has been a very exciting season!Are you not amused?
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:10 AM   #12
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Hey we can speculate about how we finish the season all we want . If we get into the playoffs anything can happen.
Precisely. Once you punch your playoff ticket, all teams are 0-0. One "off" game by the mighty Eagles & they are done.

I like the Saints chances ... starting on Sunday.
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:15 AM   #13
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Triman,

I think long winning streaks sometimes skews perceptions. Fans often get an air of invincibility thinking they will have the 19-0 season. So the loss at the end makes it feel like the bottom is falling out.

But two realities are likely:

1. A win against the Kitties and simply splitting with the Chokers (see my sig...) goes a long way towards securing the division.

2. The bye is likely gone.

I agree with you. In the playoffs with a really good team that can run the ball and play defense is something to look forward to.

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Old 11-29-2017, 10:21 AM   #14
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Precisely. Once you punch your playoff ticket, all teams are 0-0. One "off" game by the mighty Eagles & they are done.

I like the Saints chances ... starting on Sunday.
I like our chance Sunday, as well. Carolina looked very vulnerable against a Jets team they should have handled easily if the Panthers are truly as good as some in the media surmise. They are a one trick pony with that trick being Newton carrying the ball. Shut his run down and force him to throw the ball and they are average at best.
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:53 AM   #15
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Thats a good point Will. Glad you did some homework. I've always said three back to back road games is absolutely brutal.

The only teams that can survive that are typically teams with a great defense and a solid run game.
So basically youre saying the odds are against them(the Vikings) winning three road games in a row. Sure. I guess. Unlikely stuff, can and has happened to the Saints. Its gonna be tough. The Vikings are for real. They scare me. Panthers and Falcons playing well. When are the CBs back? Mike Thomas is great but hes not fast. Brees gotta hit Ginn on some deep ones or Snead gotta show up big......like a couple deep balls or break a tackle and turn a 5yd curl into 25+. Kmara cant make every play.
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Old 11-29-2017, 11:20 AM   #16
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Isn't this great??!! We are IN THE HUNT, relevant and essentially we control our own destiny. Injuries will have an affect on the outcome, as they always do, but w/ this team and Payton/Brees at the helm, anything can happen.

It's almost December and we are right in the thick of things!!!!! That's all you can ask for!!
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:09 PM   #17
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Having a running game and utilizing your running game are two different things.

I have zero faith in SP committing to it.

FWIW......
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:16 PM   #18
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After a 8-2 start I can't be happy WITHOUT 11 wins and a playoff spot.
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Isn't this great??!! We are IN THE HUNT, relevant and essentially we control our own destiny. Injuries will have an affect on the outcome, as they always do, but w/ this team and Payton/Brees at the helm, anything can happen.

It's almost December and we are right in the thick of things!!!!! That's all you can ask for!!
I like the way you think good sir. Dilly! Dilly!!
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:19 PM   #20
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I'll be happy with a 2-3 finish as long as they were against Carolina and atlanta. I would like more but think that would probably be enough to get the division
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