Saints making fourth straight playoff appearance this weekend
Ever since that Super Bowl 44 championship, the Saints and playoffs have gone together about as well as oil and water.
In each of their last six post-season appearances, they’ve been eliminated in a one-possession game in all six of them.
In fact, the last three have been decided on the final play of the game and most of them were so iconically unfortunate they even have their own nicknames.
In 2011, it was the Beast Quake, in 2018, it was the Minneapolis Miracle, and in 2019 it was the New Orleans No Call.
Last year’s overtime loss to the Vikings almost seemed comically routine by comparison. So, here’s to the heaviest of favorites on Wild Card Weekend holding up their end of the bargain against the seven-seed Chicago Bears. Quarterback Drew Brees said, “I mean listen, we’ve learned a lot over the last four years. I mean obviously, we’ve had a ton of success. We’ve won a lot of games. We’ve had some unique playoff experiences that we’re going to be able to draw from and learn from. But at the end of the day, this is a team – that maybe unlike the other three – have just found a way, despite a bunch of crazy circumstances. I was thinking about it a little while ago. Like offensively, we’ve had back-ups play every position during this season, and it’s pretty remarkable when you think about it, just the amount of contribution that each guy has had.”
The Saints and Bears will kick things off at 3:40 p.m. Sunday from the Superdome on CBS, Amazon Prime, and Nickelodeon.