Saints fans optimistic depsite underdog status
POSTED: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 6:00am
UPDATED: Friday, January 10, 2014 - 6:04am
New Orleans, LA (NBC33) — The New Orleans Saints are back on the road. The team left for the Pacific Northwest on Thursday ahead of Saturday's game against Seattle.
The Saints already know what it feels like to lose in Seattle, but fans aren't concerned. They say, this matchup actually looks just like last weekend, and that gives them faith.
"Y'all Seattle Seahawks, all get ready to fly," Tim Evans warned. Back to your house, that is."
The Saints are returning to the scene of the crime, CenturyLink Field, where they got run over by Seattle earlier this season, 34-7. Fans put some of the blame on coach Sean Payton.
"He's made some mistakes now," John Bagneris claimed. "You know, he's lost about three games for us. What have you done for me lately? You can't live on the laws of the last Super Bowl."
Seattle will be cold and wet, but that appears to suit a dimension recently added to New Orleans' offense.
"Conditions like that, you might want to run the ball more," Alan Minor pointed out, "because you have better security of the ball."
That is exactly what they did last week in Philadelphia.
"The running game brought it through the whole second half," Bagneris said. "People knock Ingram, but he ran that ball."
Seattle is the favorite, according to the experts in Las Vegas, but Saints fans do not think that matters once you get to the playoffs. They see the Black and Gold moving on, and eventually bringing home another shiny Lombardi Trophy.
"Only thing that can stop us is that blizzard in New York for the Super Bowl," Bagneris stated.
"When the Saints take it home, it doesn't matter where you at or whatever, this city's gonna go nuts," Evans said. "We can believe, we will be there."
The Saints and Seahawks play at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. You can watch it on our sister station, FOX44, before joining us that night at 10:00 p.m. for full post-game coverage.