Oct 2, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks on during a pause in play during the fourth quarter in the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. New Orleans won 35-34. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
The New Orleans Saints are preparing for what basically amounts to a playoff elimination game when they face the Los Angeles Rams this coming Sunday.
The Saints already face an uphill climb just to avoid missing the postseason for the 3rd straight year in a row.
New Orleans finds itself in this position unfortunately thanks to a litany of self-inflicted mistakes and embarrassing gaffes that have made headlines nationally across the country and throughout the NFL, in a past 2 weeks that have brought back some unpleasant memories of a much darker period in Saints history.
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As a result, the Saints are now (4-6); when a couple of breaks here or there that would have gone the “other way”, could have seen them with a record of (8-2) and a Playoff spot already wrapped up with a whole month of football still left to play.
Despite that, and despite the holiday stresses that all of us have in our personal lives this time of year; let’s take a look at what the Who Dat Nation should be extremely thankful for entering Sunday’s vitally important contest.
And we’ll begin with the 1st thing that all Saints fans should be thankful for today……..