Gone but will never forgotten. R.I.P. Nate
- Aug 13, 1998
- Reaction score
- Anniston, AL
Ed Staton / BayouBuzz.com
The Saints (7-4) are contenders again and not pretenders after defeating <st1:city w:st="on"><st1>Atlanta</st1></st1:city>, 31-13.<o></o>
Some were viewing the Saints in a negative way because they had lost three of their four previous games, but today they are a legitimate threat to make the postseason for the first time since 2000, coach Jim Haslett´s first season.
<o></o>Considering they´d fallen from a 5-1 start to 6-4 and into a first-place tie with <st1:city w:st="on"><st1>Carolina</st1></st1:city> in the NFC South going into the matchup with the Falcons, it was easy to see why the doubters were starting to be heard. Luckily, the Saints knew there was no reason to start hanging their heads after back-to-back error-filled losses - especially to the Falcons, who had lost three games in a row themselves, awaiting them.
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