New Orleans Saints moving on from NFC Championship Game heartbreak


On the first day of the 2019 NFL regular season, maybe, just maybe, this will be the last time we talk about the ‘New Orleans No-Call,’ but probably not.

Either way, it’s hard to preview the season ahead without looking back on the season that was.

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The Saints are now just four days away from kicking off the 2019 season in a primetime affair against the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football.

With that comes a fresh start following last year’s NFC Championship Game heartbreak as a result of the no-call.

The Saints have 15 newcomers to the 53 man roster to complement the likes of two-time Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara, who’s choosing to accept the disappointment of last year’s journey for what it is.

“We know what the standard is. We’ve set the standard the past two years,” Kamara said. “Like he said, we know what’s happened the last two years. Some of it is out of our control, but we keep playing this game. We’ve got another year. It’s a different season. It’s a whole new team. Different opportunities. Different outcomes. So we ready.”

The Saints and Texans will kick things off at 6:10 p.m. Monday from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.