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The Top 5 Monday Night Football games in New Orleans Saints history

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Oct 10, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; A Monday Night Football banner hands in the end zone during the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Bank of America Stadium. The Bucs defeated the Panthers 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 10, 2016; Charlotte, NC, USA; A Monday Night Football banner hands in the end zone during the game between the Carolina Panthers and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Bank of America Stadium. The Bucs defeated the Panthers 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports /
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ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 22: Morten Anderson
ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 22: Morten Anderson /

Arguably, this game was the most bittersweet game of all five games ranked. There’s a good reason for this. This game was going to be my first Monday Night Football game inside the Superdome. For weeks, I saved up enough money for my cousin Sean and me to go see the Saints play the Dallas Cowboys. Accordingly, The game was sold out, so there was no other option than to go see the scalpers on the streets. As a consequence, there was a guy that had tickets in a good section.

The enthusiasm was building, as the game was getting close to kickoff. Then it happened. Unfortunately, someone from the dome came over and tapped me on the shoulder. The tap that sucked the wind out of me. At any rate, security told us that the tickets we bought were STOLEN! My teenage cousin and me had to leave the game. No doubt, the anger that went through my boiling blood at that point was savage. Waiting nearly 10 years for this very moment was doomed.

That being said, both of us decided on watching the game at my house on TV in Kenner on Janice Ave. The game came down to a last second 49-yard field goal by Morten Andersen. Actually, this indeed helped the mood. It wasn’t the same as being there but the Saints won. Andersen said this after taking a victory lap after the game.

"“What was my time on the lap? I was disappointed the Olympics were over. I could have won the 440. I’ve got a get a replay on this one.”"

The Saints beat the Cowboys. It sunk in later in the week. In the end, The whole affair was bittersweet.

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