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New Orleans Saints show heart of champion in comeback victory over Miami Dolphins
By Peter Finney, Times-Picayune
October 25, 2009, 9:53PM

So what do you think?

I'll tell you what I think.

What the New Orleans Saints did Sunday was far better than beating the Eagles by 21, the Jets by 14, the Giants by 26.

A team that had never trailed in the first 20 quarters of the season notched its finest character-building victory of a 6-0 start by winning the fourth quarter of a 46-34 victory over the Miami Dolphins by a score of 22-0.

A team that had scored on the first series of its first five games not only failed to score, it became unglued.

It really got ugly.

You watched and had questions.

Who was that team, which led the league in takeaway margin, throwing interceptions and fumbling the ball away?

Who was that impostor playing quarterback?

Who were those quarterback protectors getting whipped, to the right, to the left, up the middle?

Who were those linemen drawing illegal motion flags?

As you watched the score mount, from 7-0, to 14-3, to 17-3, to 24-3, you watched the Dolphins do to the Saints what the Saints had done to their first five victims.

Out of the starting gate, the Dolphins carried the fight, set the tempo, forced the Saints to lose their poise.

Miami was in control.

And then?...


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