By Nick Underhill | The Advocate
MINNEAPOLIS — Forty-six minutes after Sunday’s game ended, only litter populated the long-vacated sections inside of U.S. Bank Stadium.
Every section except one.
Deep down behind the end zone, opposite of the section that harbored a winter full of nightmares, a group of Saints fans, about a dozen or so, many dressed in No. 9 jerseys, hung around to cheer the members of the team as they exited a tunnel and headed toward the team bus. This, too, was different from last year, when it felt like an entire stadium hung around to celebrate Stefon Diggs’ Minnesota Miracle that sent the Vikings to the NFC title.
But that wasn’t the case on Sunday. The Saints are no longer stranded in that nightmare. This team came back to Minnesota and beat the Vikings 30-20, in a way that let the rest of the league know this team is for real. That is one of the real contenders, a team that can win even when Drew Brees only throws for 120 yards.
“We’re here for it,” Cam Jordan said. “If you want to say it, we’re here for all the smoke.”...
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