The New Orleans Saints, with four players at the game, were well represented in Louisiana State University’s final regular-season game of the year.
The New Orleans Saints aren’t the only impressive team in Louisiana.
The No. 2 ranked LSU Tigers have gone through the Southeastern Conference with an undefeated record and are almost a lock in the College Football Playoffs despite the result of their conference title game. The Tigers are now 12-0 and will be a favorite for the SEC title.
LSU’s final regular-season game wasn’t even close either. They put on an absolute show, pounding Texas A&M as Heisman favorite Joe Burrow threw for 352 yards and three touchdowns. The final score showed 50-7, drawing an end to a painful regular season for the Aggies.
That said, four New Orleans Saints were in attendance for this beatdown. Kicker Wil Lutz, “quarterback” Taysom Hill, safety Vonn Bell, and wide receiver Michael Thomas were all able to make it out to Tiger Stadium, about 90 minutes from Mercedez-Benz Stadium.
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Here’s a nice photo of three of the four in attendance, courtesy of Wil Lutz’s Instagram.
The Saints, coming off an impressive win on Thanksgiving, have a long week ahead as they’re going to prepare for the NFC-leading San Francisco 49ers next Sunday. But, at 10-2 and with Michael Thomas at his best, there’s not much to worry about for New Orleans.
There will be a huge opportunity for Louisiana to have arguably their best professional and amateur seasons coinciding. After all, New Orleans still has a chance go 14-2 while LSU could realistically end the season 15-0.
At the end of the day, it’s nice to see the Saints out here supporting local talent, and it’ll certainly help them potentially recruit Joe Burrow (when he become a free agent) as he could be the NFL draft’s top overall pick in just a few short months.
That said, Louisiana and its football teams are about to embark a couple of emotional months.