With key players out in key positions, the New Orleans Saints nearly held off the undefeated Carolina Panthers. Call me crazy but I am incredibly proud of this team, their spirit and fight.  They played hard for Sean Payton and played well for Dennis Allen. My only complaint were the unnecessary penalties.  The team could have used those yards.  The defense has a good base from which to build from in the offseason, and now that we are mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, I would expect they will use the rest of the season to polish players and schemes. In the offseason, we could use some extra help on offense.

New Orleans Saints Versus Carolina Panthers Rapid Reaction  Good play from Coleman, Anthony, Breaux, and Cooks stand out.

Those that wish to trade Drew Brees are not thinking right.  He remains a competitor that keeps the Saints in the game and keeps fans in their seats.  Very happy with how the Saints fans brought it against the Panthers despite the record.  The Saints should be happy to have this fan base.

Drew Brees

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New Orleans Saints Versus Carolina Panthers Rapid Reaction

New Orleans Saints Versus Carolina Panthers Rapid Reaction