John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com
The wound is fresh for the New Orleans Saints, as well it should be.
The team believed it possessed the ingredients for a run to the Super Bowl; more, players believed theirs was the best team in the NFL. So, falling short of the goal – losing 26-20 in overtime to Minnesota, in their NFC Wild Card game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome – obviously was a devastating blow to a team that has won 11, 13 and 13 regular-season games the last three seasons.
But the disappointment totally can’t, and shouldn’t, mask the myriad successes the Saints (13-4) achieved in the 2019 season, during which NFL records were broken, standout performers were uncovered and New Orleans won a third consecutive NFC South Division title, the first time in franchise history the team has won three straight division championships.
Start at the top with quarterback Drew Brees, the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards and, now, the NFL’s new all-time leader in touchdown passes, with 547 ...
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