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The New Orleans Saints had an extra few days to stew over their most bitter defeat of the season, a 20-17 loss to the rival Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night that left them upset over the officiating, the barrage of injuries and their own failure to close in the final minutes.

“The last one sucked. Especially being Atlanta,” Saints left tackle Terron Armstead put it bluntly on Monday.

But Armstead and others insisted that the Saints (9-4) aren’t about to let that derail the terrific season they’ve been building for three months.



They know that if they win out (vs. the New York Jets, vs. Atlanta again, at Tampa Bay), they’ll be the NFC South champs.

“We still control everything, and that’s what you want late in the season,” said Armstead, who said the Saints aren’t dwelling on the fact that they’ve lost two of their last three games any more than they leaned on winning eight straight before that.

Punter Thomas Morstead agreed, adding recent history into the equation. “We’re looking forward to making a really strong push, and everything we want to achieve is achievable. And that’s really exciting, because it hasn’t been like that for a long time around here,” Morstead said of New Orleans’ three consecutive 7-9 seasons that preceded this one. “To have a chance in December is what it’s all about.”

Perhaps the anger from Thursday’s loss can even serve the Saints well.

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Perhaps the anger from Thursday’s loss can even serve the Saints well.
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I hope so. I know it still has me pissed off. It should have them hyper focused; and with Wentz down, the NFC is ours for the taking.
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Is it just me, or is SP eating many more poboys lately?
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I believe they are determined to win the south. They will play with a chip on their shoulder especially if Sean is disciplined.
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I believe they are determined to win the south. They will play with a chip on their shoulder especially if Sean is disciplined.
Each and every year this is the number 1 goal. Do this and the rest will take care of itself.
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Each and every year this is the number 1 goal. Do this and the rest will take care of itself.
Being the division champ is good in that we beat out the Clowns, Cam the Ma'am & the Yucks to at least host 1 playoff game. Warms the heart & gives momentum rolling deep in the playoffs.

If we were planning 7-9 for the previous 3 years, it was definitely a successful failure.
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Hopefully the anger from the Atlanta game is returned to Atlanta when they come to town, 70-3 would do it I think.
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