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I'm still feeling that pit in my stomach from the refs botching those calls and nearly costing us the game.

We won, but the NFL has to get better than this. It has to. You can not mess the clock up before half and cost us a legit FG opportunity and you can't call that garbage roughing call in that spot.

I'm sure my nerves just need a minute, but dang I was so ready to be infuriated and then Brees and Lutz pull off the miracle. That's some serious swing in emotions.
 

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I am happy... I feel good.

A couple of weird calls, but it wasn't horrible. Unfortunately, these guys will be under the microscope all year long. They will not be completely forgiven... if you want to enjoy the game, you have to relax a bit. We came out on the good side. Enjoy it.
 

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I can see where the Texans offense gave us problems. When we kept everything in front of us, the would get the first down on a medium yardage completion. When tried to take away the medium area, they out ran the DBS in man to man and some really great catches too when the man coverage was close.

Ironically, you can make the case the only reason we had a chance to win the game was because we let them score too quickly.

If they throw to the middle of the field, they burn around 15 seconds per play. So they would have been able to pull off 3 completions in the middle of the field, before setting up a last ditch TD throw. Yes there was a good chance they would have one last play in Saints territory to get TD but you take those odds.

Look at what happened on our possession. It took us 37 seconds with a timeout just to move into field goal range.
 

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It’s what the NFL wants. They want games that are close and thrilling right up to the very last play. They want games that go over their timeslots, sell more advertising, and have closer betting lines. They want action!

Unfortunately that means calling things wrong or one-sided or whatever level of conspiracy theory you’re willing to accept.

I almost like it because I don’t have to be as emotionally invested in the game when I know it’s some Halfbaked harebrained cockamamie goofball semi reality television show. I honestly spend the majority of the game trying to guess what general stupidity will happen next, and I’m rarely disappointed.
I 100% agree with you.

The games are guided to this type of ending as much as they can.
 

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I feel angry at the Refs absolutely but I also feel angry at how the defense gave up a crucial touchdown in 2 plays right at the end of the game. Denis Allens prevent Defense is the worst I have ever seen and without doubt the worst in the league. Seen it happen way too often now.
That wasn’t a prevent defense.
 

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In a game of this magnitude to NOT HAVE New York buzz in is inexcusable.

They have entirely too many eyes on this to not get right
This is it. I read somewhere this morning that the game official was in real time conversation with New York during the fiasco right before half Does NOONE know the rules????? This is no longer a coincidence. Sorry but but we just missed it. Something is happening here
 

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People are actually complaining about the roughing the kicker call?

That's a call 100% of the time. Roughing the kicker? No. Running into the kicker? Yes. Same result, rekick.

You can't make contact with the kicker, period. A rookie made a rookie mistake. Stop looking at things through B&G glasses and stop complaining. Not a good look.
I really don't even look at it as a horrible rookie mistake. The kid was laying out to make what seemed at the time to be a potentially game 'saving' play by trying to keep the score tied. What no one seems to want to remember that if he gets his hand(s) on the ball even a little, then the kicker (or punter) is fair game. And he was so close to making contact with the ball that if he had done so (and the PAT was still missed) he would possibly have been riding on the same shoulders that Lutz was later in the game.

The kid did what he was trained to do and almost made the play. He actually took a pretty good angle to the ball and came very close to missing the kicker altogether. I'm glad we have an athletic kid with that kind of potential when we may need a block to win a game later in the season and beyond.
 
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Lets play our game and forget the refs-Revenge time! Every team gets hosed on bad calls every now and then. These posts are defeatist mindset. Geaux Saints!!!
 

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My blood pressure goes up every time I see a pass interference called . I will never be the same.
I feel like I’m not the same either. Normally I’m the type of fan that screams and hollers for the defense and goes crazy but at the end of this game I found myself not wanting to bother because I felt like it was pointless because if the refs wanted to take it away from us they would, no matter what i was doing. It has made me a jaded fan. Maybe it’ll wear off over time but as of now I’m just not the same .
 

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I'm still feeling that pit in my stomach from the refs botching those calls and nearly costing us the game.

We won, but the NFL has to get better than this. It has to. You can not mess the clock up before half and cost us a legit FG opportunity and you can't call that garbage roughing call in that spot.

I'm sure my nerves just need a minute, but dang I was so ready to be infuriated and then Brees and Lutz pull off the miracle. That's some serious swing in emotions.
You are feeling angry because the other 59 minutes & 58 seconds didn't change just because the last 2 seconds was wonderful. A lot of stuff before that moment needs to be corrected if we're not going to see a lot more misery & angst in the future.

May I suggest that we all try to dwell on some positives.
1. The Saints are 1-0
2. The league sees that there is still a problem that fans won't tolerate forever
3. The Falcons blew a 25-point lead in the Superbowl and still suck.
 

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Yup. Leading by three with less than two minutes left and you let their best receiver run free on a go route? Dumb and how you get beat in a last second “heartbreaking” loss. If not for Lutz’s monster leg this would’ve been just another last second loss. I’m happy with win but did they have to make it that interesting?
Aw, C'mon. I thought it was awfully sporting of the Saints to let the Texans enjoy a late lead in the game. Even if it was for only :37 of game time. :)
 

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I’m angry not just because of what they stole from us, but because of their practices after the fact I have lost faith in a game and league that I have invested 50 years in to.. I’m still mad too, and I don’t know that it can be fixed. I’m trying.
 

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