The New Orleans Saints returned home in Week 17 and righted the ship with a major 42-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
While that is 11 wins and a playoff berth for the Saints, they needed to recapture momentum before heading to Philadelphia to take on the Eagles in the Wild Card Round.
The Saints did just that, and now quarterback Drew Brees believes the team is capable of an epic run, as he told the team’s website:
It was a great confidence builder,” Brees said. “We obviously moved the ball very effectively. We had some big plays. It’s been a while where we had a game with many big plays, which is nice. We were sharp in all regards.”
“Absolutely,” Brees said when asked if the Saints can win three consecutive playoff road games. “We are good enough to do whatever we set out to do. I think (Sunday) was a great step in the right direction to get ready for this playoff run.”
The win over the lowly Buccaneers clearly served its purpose. There was upset potential in a tea that surely would have loved to play the spoiler, but the Saints came out hot and made Tampa Bay look like a team that had simply quit.
Brees and the Saints have clearly not quit, and armed with a big win to close the season, believe they are more than capable of pulling off something big.
Time will tell if the Saints can ride the momentum.
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