2011 NFL Playoffs: a 2007 Story of Hope for New Orleans Saints Fans

January 6, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Gather 'round Saints fans for a story that may give you hope in these trying times:
It would be a romantic, made-for-Hollywood story to say the 2007 New York Giants knew it all along.
The thing is though, they didn't.
That's what makes their rise from underdogs to champions so much more endearing.
They were a group of doubting Thomases, just like the rest of us everyday Joes, as they prepared to play a New England Patriots team that looked like Sherman marching to Atlanta—an unconquerable force.
"I thought New England had a juggernaut. I really did," former Giants Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo told Reporter Bob McGinn several months after the game. "In my days on earth it was the most prolific offense I had ever seen with the best quarterback ever to play the game, in my opinion.
"Now that didn't mean I didn't think we could win," continued Spagnuolo. "Our guys were confident they could compete...but I thought if we could hold them under...

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