The Saints Have Disappeared in the Calm Before the Storm

January 9, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

On this first day of the NFL playoffs, it seems the New Orleans Saints have disappeared into the landscape.  But instead, they're enjoying their hard earned week off.
Despite having fought to a 13-3 regular season record and earning the NFC's first seed, the Saints have been all but written off as a fluke.
NFL pundits have quoted every possible statistic to show the impossibility of the Saints advancing to a winning Super Bowl XLIV in South Florida.  No team has ever lost its last three games and gone on to win the Super Bowl, they say.
The Saints lost to a talented Dallas Cowboys team in week 15, and followed that loss with another loss to the lowly and struggling Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  And the worst part of all, they say, is that both of these games were played in the Louisiana Superdome!
Earning home field advantage throughout the playoffs won't do the Saints any good, they say.  And limping into the playoffs is a sure sign of impending defeat.  So,...

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