On paper the New Orleans Saints obviously shouldn’t have lost to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, but then again on paper they probably shouldn’t have won five games in a row without Drew Brees.
So it all kinda comes out in the wash as long as the Black and Gold don’t let one bad loss turn into two, something they haven’t done since the first two weeks of the 2017 season.
And even though the Saints maintain a two-game lead atop the NFC South, they still need to be extra careful amidst this current stretch of four straight divisional games.
Now a few days removed from that 26-9 loss to the Dirty Birds, the locker room is in full reset mode ahead of Sunday’s date against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. New Orleans Saints Tight end Jared Cook said, “I think it is better that it happened at this time of the season than later on for us. And I think we can use this as a stepping stone to motivation to not have this feeling again. Not want to feel like this again ever in a season. Whether it be now or later. So use that, and just keep pushing and getting better week in week.”
New Orleans Saints Defensive End Cameron Jordan said, “We have to move on from this. We have to look forward to this Sunday and I feel like the guys in this room are resilient enough to know that everything we do has to be perfect from here on out.”
The Saints and Bucs will kick things off from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa at noon Sunday.