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By Bill Pennington | New York Times
BALTIMORE — Just a month ago, the flamboyant and ever-charging New Orleans Saints finally looked spent and tired.
They had lost their season-opening game at home despite scoring 40 points. The next week, they narrowly escaped defeat in Cleveland only because the Browns kicker missed an extra point and a field goal in the game’s final two minutes.
It felt like last season’s devastating playoff loss on a last-second play in Minnesota was still haunting the Saints.
And why not? Who forgets defeat on a miracle 61-yard touchdown, a stunning result aided by a mystifying non-tackle by a Saints safety?
But by now, we should know that this Saints team – an unrelenting combination of Brees’s pluck and Coach Sean Payton’s daring – is hard to predict. Or keep down.
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