For the third season in a row, the New Orleans Saints have lost in the playoffs in heartbreaking fashion and we are trying to be positive.
The New Orleans Saints‘ last three seasons have all ended the same — in heartbreaking fashion in the playoffs. Every playoff loss hurts, but the Saints’ three playoff losses have been especially painful, it would have been better if it was simply a blowout.
Two of those losses came against the Minnesota Vikings, the first being the Minneapolis Miracle two years ago and the second being the overtime loss on Sunday. There was controversy on whether or not Kyle Rudolph‘s game-winning touchdown was offensive pass interference, but personally, I do not think it was enough to overturn the call on the field.
By the rules, it is offensive pass interference, but there was so much contact between both guys and in real-time that separation was not as evident if the Saints had that exact same play I am sure that most fans would not call it offensive PI.
The second heartbreaking loss did come with an obvious pass interference call that is irrefutable, which came last year in the NFC Championship.
Three years, three heartbreaking losses. It is pretty easy to be upset about the game so we are going to try and give you the glass-half-full outlook. Here are three positives to take from the loss moving forward.