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Fat Bastard
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re: Painful losses in the Payton era


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Yesterday hurt, but the one that stands out above all the rest, which in fact is the most painful loss in Saints history, was the 49er game. The reason is that we would have played for another title. Eli wasn't winning in the dome, wasn't going to happen.










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Fat Bastard
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re: Painful losses in the Payton era


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We need homefield or at least a bye


yeppers. at LEAST a two seed.






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Corn Dawg Nation
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re: Painful losses in the Payton era


[quote]Honorable mention: 2008 @ TB 4th and 1 at TB 30 - Henderson end around for -3 yard 3rd and 1 at TB 26 - Bush around the right end - 3 yads [/quote

This game killed us making the playoffs.. I broke a seat in the dome after this one.






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Kcrad
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re: Painful losses in the Payton era


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1. @49ers 2011-2012 NFC Divisonal Round


Vernon Davis making fools of the Saints.






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swamie
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I broke a seat in the dome after this one.


Raymond James isn't a dome. But yeah, I bitched for weeks about those two short yardage plays







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swagsurfin7
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re: Painful losses in the Payton era


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Raymond James isn't a dome. But yeah, I bitched for weeks about those two short yardage plays



I know which game he means. It was in the Dome in 08. Close game the whole way through. Will Smith got a safety to pretty much ice it. Then we run an end around with Henderson & Bush and they fumble & we lose the game.
The game at Tampa that year sucked too. Rained like the whole game.

Pretty much 2008 had a ton of suck.
@Den- down 21-0 come back & Gramatica missed a FG late
Vs Min- Reggie goes nuts, Gramatica miss late, Kaesviharn with the nice coverage lolz
Tampa- see above

The worst is Niners '11 playoffs. Seattle '10 sucked too.

But non-playoffs: Yesterday was the most depressing IMO, @ATL last year, @GB in 2011 kinda sucked too, @STL '11, vs ATL 2010, most of the 2008 losses







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Jayre
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re: Painful losses in the Payton era


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the 49ers game def...

We hold on and chances are we're winning another superbowl


fify






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GWhiz2410
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re: Painful losses in the Payton era


Vikings @ SAINTS on Monday Night Football. Reggie has one of his best nights as a SAINT bringing 2 punt returns to the house and we still lose...Not sure why it hurt so much, but that one sticks out in my mind





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kingbob
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The only regular season loss during his tenure that I can remember being this disheartening was 2009 @ Dallas. I really thought we were going to go 16-0





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HeadyBrosevelt
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That one sucked because Tavarius fricking Jackson beat us





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LooseCannon22282
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re: Painful losses in the Payton era


how about when Reggie got his helmet turned sideways because the Vikings grabbed his facemask so hard.

No Flag.







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Peazey
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The NFC Championship game against the Bears was probably the worst for me. It had me questioning the meaning of life. Going into that game I had convinced myself that it was fate for us to win the Super Bowl that year.





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CptRusty
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re: Painful losses in the Payton era


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@Den- down 21-0 come back & Gramatica missed a FG late
Vs Min- Reggie goes nuts, Gramatica miss late, Kaesviharn with the nice coverage lolz
Tampa- see above



come to think of it, I was at all 3 of those games....hmm...







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LSULEFTY
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The only regular season loss during his tenure that I can remember being this disheartening was 2009 @ Dallas.


That was at home.






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Jake88
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4. @ New England 2013


Not even close. We're 5-1. 5-1. I know some of you are spoiled but I can recall as far back a 1977 and I, as well as every other Saints fan would have taken 5-1 any year, including this one. This was an easy game to figure a loss. Second game on the road against a team that might be considered the face of the NFL. If you read up on why homefield advantage exists (favorable calls for the home team), you'll note that yesterday's game was a perfect example and not really unexpected.

We'll win the division and this will only come into play if, despite many intervening occurrences, it forces us to travel to Seattle for the NFC Championship game. And, that my friend, is an enviable problem to have. One I didn't have for the first 30+ plus years of my following this team.



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FleuryNipples
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Member since Apr 2012
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re: Painful losses in the Payton era


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1. @49ers 2011-2012 NFC Divisonal Round


This put my soul on a slide of razor blades into a pool of alcohol.


Will never get over it fully.






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novowels
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Member since Jan 2008
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loss to Minnesota on Monday Night Football in 2008


Outside of the 49ers and Seahawks playoff games, this is it for me. Bush had 2 punt return TDs and would've had a 3rd if he didn't trip over himself. There was a horrible missed face mask call in the first half that Bush wound up fumbling on. I believe we lost the game with a PI call on a long pass very late in the game. Just a crazy up and down game that I remember leaving the stadium feeling devastated.






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