One week after an inspirational win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the New Orleans Saints had to go and play a game like that.
The Saints fell 27-25 to the Atlanta Falcons and, needless to say, lost significant ground in the NFC South title race.
The Falcons, sitting dead last with just three wins in the season so far, had no business winning this game. But all’s fair in the game of football, and the Saints ultimately deserved this loss.
Not even the Saints’ defense could save this one.
New Orleans tried to climb their way out late in the fourth quarter, but desperate efforts by Trevor Siemian and the WR room couldn’t close the double-digit gap in time.
The usual stars shined, and players who had the potential to shine….didn’t.
If anything, the Saints’ loss this week is just another reminder that this New Orleans team isn’t worthy of playoff contention in 2021. No bonafide competitor would lose to the Panthers, Giants, and now, the Atlanta Falcons, injuries notwithstanding.
Let’s take a look at some of the winners and losers from this crummy Week 9 result.