New Orleans Saints: A look at the team’s 10-year challenge (2009-2019)
Social media has been crazed over the “10-year challenge” from 2009-2019. The New Orleans Saints last 10 years have been pretty amazing.
2009 was a great year for all of the city of New Orleans Saints fans.
The Saints started off on a 13-0 run setting a record in the NFC for the longest in-season winning streak to start off a season. They ended the season on a three-game losing streak and finished 13-3. That year they won the NFC South, easily.
The New Orleans Saints went on to enter the playoffs and beat the Minnesota Vikings in the 2009 NFC Championship to win the entire NFC that season. After winning the NFC, they went to Super Bowl XLIV — their first appearance ever.
They beat the Indianapolis Colts in the Super Bowl to secure their first Super Bowl victory in Saints’ history.
2009 was a good year for the New Orleans Saints. They won the NFC South, the NFC, and the Super Bowl. It was arguably the best year in New Orleans Saints football history. Enough flashback, let’s zoom all the way to ten years later — 2019.
Out of all the seasons between 2009 and 2019, there have been almost no seasons as identical to these two.
The Saints started the season 1-1 and have since gone 9-1. They stand almost similar to the 2009 season. They even have the possibility to finish the seasons 13-3 just like the 2009 team did ten years ago.
The team is even led by the same star faces Drew Brees and head coach Sean Payton. 2019 has also seen a historic season out of wide receiver Michael Thomas who is on pace to beat the single-season NFL records for receptions and receiving yards in the NFL.
Our beloved Saints have pulled off identical season ten years apart. The 2009 team finished winning the NFC South (which the Saints will do).
They also won the NFC and the Super Bowl in 2009. Is that where the 2019 New Orleans Saints are headed? Can they complete the same mission as the 2009 team?
Only time will tell, but the 2019 team has vast similarities to the 2009 team ten years later.