How much longer will the Saints championship window remain open?
By Bob Rose | Sports Illustrated
The New Orleans Saints won their first Super Bowl ten years ago next month in the site of this year’s game, Miami, Florida, and Super Bowl LIV. The Saints, like 29 other National Football League teams, will watch this year’s game from the stands or their televisions. Many favored New Orleans to be the NFC representative in this year’s big game. Despite a 13-3 regular-season record though, their season came crumbling to an end with a 26-20 overtime home loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the first round of the postseason.
Dec 29, 2019; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) passes the ball during the second quarter against the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports.
Only punter Thomas Morstead and quarterback Drew Brees, the game’s M.V.P., remain from that Super Bowl XLIV championship team that defeated the Indianapolis Colts 31-17 on February 7, 2010. In the decade since New Orleans has won four division titles and made the playoffs six times. Despite that success and a 100-54 regular-season record, we will remember the decade more for the Saints postseason shortcomings.
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