“Trap Game” For the Panthers
Dec 7, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) motions prior to the snap against the New Orleans Saints in the first quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
The term “trap game” is one that is all too familiar with Saints fans.
A “trap game” is a phrase used for a game that has one team who is a little too confident and another team who are pissed and hungry for a win.
This game has “trap game” written all over it.
If you remember, what now feels like forever ago, the Saints were hosting the then undefeated Falcons for a Thursday night primetime match up.
Before that game you heard a lot of similar things how the Falcons were guaranteed to win. The Saints, coming off a beating the week before from the Philadelphia Eagles, had no chance. Might as well not even show up.
The Saints ended up winning that game while dominating it throughout the game. Forcing turnovers, making plays on special teams, scoring points. They did everything they need to defeat their arc-rival Alanta Falcons.
This is another “trap game” that the Saints will be involved in at the Superdome.
The Panthers, who have ridden a high horse all year long, are cocky and I’m sure they feel like will beat the Saints easily.
The Saints on the other hand, will come into this game dying to hand another one of they rivals their first loss of the season.
The Saints have written off the notion that the Panthers being undefeated won’t add extra motivation with Brees saying, “It’s not like you get extra points for beating an undefeated team”; and Coach Payton saying, “I don’t think any player goes into this game thinking, ‘Well, if we can win this game, we get our little contestant badge.'”
Well I just don’t believe that. In the back of every player’s head, they will be thinking about the Panthers being undefeated and how they’re dying to hand them their first loss.
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