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El Campo Tiger
Houston Astros Fan
El Campo, TX
Member since Mar 2015
10118 posts

Is this 2002 all over again?
In 2002, the Saints were 9-4 with three games to go. The teams left on the schedule were (at the time the Saints played them)

Minnesota (3-10)
Cincinnati (1-13)
Carolina (6-9)

The Saints were fresh off a sweep of the Tampa Bay Bucs and needed those Bucs to lose just one and the Saints win out and they would be NFC South Division Champs.

The Bucs did their part and lost one of the last three to the Steelers, but the Saints did not do their part in winning out. In fact, they lost all three of their remaining games and were exiled from the 2002 season altogether.

This season, the Saints are once again 9-4 with three games remaining against teams with lesser records.

NYJ 5-8
ATL 8-5
TB 4-9

The difference between 2002 and 2017 is the Saints do indeed control their own destiny in the NFC South, as they have the tiebreaker against a team they swept (Carolina). The Saints would have a tiebreaker over Atlanta if they win on Dec 24, but would only need it if they lost two of the last three (Carolina would need to lose the same, though). Hopefully another difference will be that the Saints won out versus losing out as they did in 2002.

Will this be another 2002? Will the Saints lose three heartbreakers in a row, or will they finish strong and hang another Division Championship banner in the Superdome? Only time, will tell.

Put me down for 11-5 and a playoff berth.







Elleshoe
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Rosy Finch Boyz
Member since Jun 2004
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re: Is this 2002 all over again?
You put a lot of effort into a pointless thread. Props


Kennerkarl
LSU Fan
Kenner
Member since Jan 2014
689 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
Brooks shoulder was hurt.
Delhomme should have been put in. Saints looked like the best team in the league through 8 games that year.


El Campo Tiger
Houston Astros Fan
El Campo, TX
Member since Mar 2015
10118 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
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ointless thread


The point is:

In 2002, the Saints were 9-4.

In 2017, the Saints are 9-4.

Hopefully, the 2017 finish will be the exact opposite outcome of 2002.


Athis
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2016
6716 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
That's when Haslett was dead to me. He lied about Brooks' shoulder and could have put in Delhomme. We lost because of that a-hole...


BengalShark
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2017
1616 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
That 2002 season was one of my most heartbreaking times as a saints fan, I'll never forget that season.

That being said we have we come a long way baws WHO DAT!


notiger1997
Metairie
Member since May 2009
49085 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
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That's when Haslett was dead to me. He lied about Brooks' shoulder and could have put in Delhomme. We lost because of that a-hole...




That was probably as mad as I've ever been as a Saints fan. Brook's was basically bouncing balls to receivers and couldn't do crap.


LordKinbote
Mississippi
Member since Mar 2017
13 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
2002 was the year I always wondered what could have been. Then 2011 happened.


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Ancient Astronaut
Ole Miss Fan
Louisiana
Member since May 2015
20670 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
Completely different team


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Hoodoo Man
LSU Fan
Sunshine Pumping most days.
Member since Oct 2011
31637 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
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Brooks shoulder was hurt.
Delhomme should have been put in. Saints looked like the best team in the league through 8 games that year.
Ugh, you're bringing back a lot of bad memories for me.

Jake Delhomme was starter-quality.


teeMike
LSU Fan
In my mind, I'm already there.
Member since Feb 2007
7304 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
Was at the Carolina game that year. Brooks was hurt and Haslett kept him in with the crowd cheering “We want Jake”.

With that said, being a fan who’s old enough to say he was in Tulane stadium for Gilliam’s KO return, I’ve seen more painful losses that I care to remember. I never go into watching a Saints game without some doubt they could lose.


Bestbank Tiger
Premium Member
Member since Jan 2005
57303 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
AB's shoulder injury was obvious to everyone except Haslett.

This post was edited on 1/12 at 3:28 pm


saderade
New Orleans Saints Fan
America's City
Member since Jul 2005
24254 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
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Is this 2002 all over again?
Umm no. We are a much better team this year.


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jcaz
US Space Force Fan
Laffy
Member since Aug 2014
8331 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
I just can't see us losing to the QB-less Jets in the Dome.
Tampa is a stretch too.

We HAVE to beat Atlanta next weekend. Not just to make the playoffs but to erase last Thursday night from my memory.


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tunechi
Navy Fan
South LA
Member since Jun 2009
8079 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
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Was at the Carolina game that year. Brooks was hurt and Haslett kept him in with the crowd cheering “We want Jake”.


This was my first saints game as a kid. I vividly remember a chick drunkenly yelling “we want jake!” the entire game


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saintsfan22
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
baton rouge
Member since May 2006
58077 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
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The point is:

In 2002, the Saints were 9-4.

In 2017, the Saints are 9-4.

So any team that's 9-4 will have that outcome?


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Radler_the_weinerdog
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since Oct 2016
1482 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
Uhhhhh, is Shitforbrains Brooks still on the roster as Qb1? No?
Put me down for 9-7 not happening


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Perfect Circle
Alabama Fan
S W Alabama
Member since Sep 2017
4770 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
What happened in 2002 has nothing to do with this year.

12-4 baby!


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Hangover Haven
LSU Fan
Metry
Member since Oct 2013
17197 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
Aaron Brooks is not our QB..



And Hasbeen is not our head coach..
This post was edited on 12/16 at 9:44 pm


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Putty
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2003
24604 posts

re: Is this 2002 all over again?
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Delhomme should have been put in.


Please. He was never going to be an NFL caliber QB.


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