New Orleans Saints fans divided in reaction to loss on Sunday

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September 9, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) celebrates with fans after a win over the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Redskins defeated the Saints 40-32. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Even before the game was over in the New Orleans Saints terrible performance against the Washington Redskins, fans were divided in how they viewed the performance of the team.

You can be assured that the words “Drew Brees” and “$100 million” were mentioned a few times throughout the course of the lackluster performance of the game.  While there were a few highlights, the key word to remember is few.

On one hand the offense can be credited with hanging in there and fighting to the bitter end on a literal last second Hail Mary pass from Brees to attempt to score a touchdown and then an ensuing two-point conversion to tie the game and send it to overtime.

Yet on the flip-side, Brees even admitted that they should never have been in that position and didn’t deserve to win after countless offensive penalties(mainly false starts) and uncharacteristic dropped and inaccurate passes.

Fans consoled themselves with the security blanket of, “Hey we lost the season opener last year and went 13-3”.  That may be true, but there is a slight difference between then and now.

The difference being that last year the Saints played the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field who if you remember were the reigning Super Bowl champions and had their own franchise quarterback slinging passes and a dominant defense.

Probably the only thing that fans can agree on is the highly anticipated and hyped Steve Spagnuolo defense that we’ve been hearing has created countless turnovers in training camp pretty much fizzled in it’s debut.