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By Rod Walker | The Advocate
The New Orleans Saints' quest for the best regular season record in franchise history fell short.
The Saints lost their regular season finale 33-14 to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday in the Mercedes Benz Superdome.
They will return to the Dome on either Jan. 12 or 13 for the playoffs to play an opponent that will be determined after the first round of the playoffs conclude.
The Saints finished the regular season 13-3, matching their record in the 2009 season when they went on to win the Super Bowl.
With his team having already locked up the No.1 seed and home field advantage throughout the playoffs, Sean Payton said his team would be motivated by a chance to finish the regular season 14-2, which would have been the best record in franchise history. But it wasn't to be. ...
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