Saints went 4-0 vs. the NFC West (1 Viewer)

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If you told me that was going to happen going into the season... I would've sworn the Saints were going to the playoffs with a high seed

guess the season didn't pan out as the Saints or the NFC West thought it would
 
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If you told me that was going to happen going into the season... I would've sworn the Saints were going to the playoffs with a high seed

guess the season didn't pan out as the Saints or the NFC West thought it would
Fun fact the often best division in the NFC maybe in NFL in most recent years are now one of the worst in the NFC and maybe NFL this year. While the NFC lEAST is now the best division in the NFL. Another fun fact the two NFC Championship teams this year will not make the playoffs. I don't remember the last time that has happened.
 

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Yeah, and we also went 1 and 3 against the AFC West which has been one of the strongest divisions in the league.. and we had a chance to win two of those.. I see a lot of promise on this team.. One play here or there made a difference in the whole season... not sure what our playoff hopes are but I do feel going into next year there's a lot to hang our hats on..
 

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Big deal. We're 4-0 vs the Rams and Falcons. We still have to play the 49ers twice.
 

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If you would have told me this at the beginning of the year no way would I have believed you considering the way the Cardinals and Hawks were being hyped.
 

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And we still can't make the playoffs. There were too many winnable games this year. If only we beat the lions.......
 

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Blasted PI call on 4th down in the Oakland game and Blasted special teams "white shoe on the sideline" call in the Denver game. Those 2 games alone go the way they should have and we would be in the mix... The other losses are easier to swallow but those 2 just make my blood boil.
 

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Blasted PI call on 4th down in the Oakland game and Blasted special teams "white shoe on the sideline" call in the Denver game. Those 2 games alone go the way they should have and we would be in the mix... The other losses are easier to swallow but those 2 just make my blood boil.
There were just too many times this year where we allowed the game to be determined by a bad call. We should have been spanking many of the teams we just barely beat or ones we lost to because of a call going the other way.

It's not the refs' fault. They definitely contributed, but there's just no way we should have left it up to them.
 

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The Giants game kills me. We are about to kick a short field goal to go up 13-6, the defense allows THREE field goals to Eli and the Giants in New York.!! That blocked field goal is and return for TD still *&^%$^&*( me off!!!
 

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What's even more crazy than us going 4-0 against this division is how we did it. Consider these stats:

Avg points for: 40.75
Avg points against: 26.25
Avg margin of victory: 14.5
 

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. Another fun fact the two NFC Championship teams this year will not make the playoffs. I don't remember the last time that has happened.
I'm assuming you meant both teams who played in the SB the prior season failing to make the playoffs the following season.

It's happened three times

1999- Denver and Atlanta

2002- New England and St. Louis.

2003- Oakland and Tampa Bay.
 

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To be fair, the Saints caught Seattle at the perfect time... at home following Seattle's Sunday night five-quarter, extremely hard fought defensive battle that ended in a 6-6 tie against a division rival on the road.

Seattle's starters played a ridiculous number of snaps in the AZ game.

Kelcie McCray, subbing for Kam Chancellor, played 108 snaps, KJ Wright and Bobby Wagner had 102 each, Earl and Sherm 99 each, Shead 95, Lane 86, Bennett 81 and Avril 77.

By comparison, 60 to 75 snaps is typical for "most snaps" in a 4-quarter game.

Sometimes, it's not WHO you play but rather it's WHEN you played them.
 

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