During last season’s NFL playoffs, the Minnesota Vikings pulled off an improbably 17 point second half comeback with an a miraculous touchdown by Stefon Diggs with less than 10 seconds left in the game.
The ending of that game was brutal for Saints fans.
Come to think of it, we should probably relive it before we go on with this post.
That is the kind of gut-wrenching loss that likely ruined the joy of their entire offseason.
In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Saints struggle this year. Demons of a loss like that are hard to shake. But who knows, anything is possible with Drew Brees under center.
In a candid interview with Bleacher Report, Alvin Kamara reflected on the team’s devastating loss in the playoffs.
He did not pull punches either.
Via Bleacher Report
“It’s a certain point where you fucking just do everything could do, and s–t still don’t go your way,” . “That’s how I felt about that game. I felt like we did everything. We came all the way back, and then shit just happened like that. That’s like some one-in-a-million-type shit.
Kamara went on to proclaim that the Saints would have beaten the Eagles in the NFC championship game if they hadn’t lost to the Vikings.
That is certainly a bold statement since the Eagles all but dismembered the Vikings in that game, but these guys don’t make it to the NFL and play at the highest level without having extreme confidence in their abilities.
“We’d beat the shit out of [the Eagles] cause we was rolling/” “If we won [against the Vikings], I knew nobody was gonna stop us cause we came all the way back. . . .
“We know what the standard is. So, yeah, fuck Minnesota.”
As I said earlier, the Eagles went on to crush the Vikings in the NFC championship game and looked unstoppable in the process, so I’m not sure the Saints would have beaten them if both teams had played each other.
Although both teams have different rosters, we will get to see if Kamara and the Saints can avenge their loss when they face the Vikings on October 28th in Minnesota.
And, as luck would have it, the Saints will also get their shot against the Eagles a few weeks later on November 18th.
Should the Saints leave victorious against both teams during their 2018 regular season, they should consult UCF’s football team on how to act like you won something when you actually haven’t.