After Further Review: Saints are no fluke - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

After Further Review: Saints are no fluke

Source: John Korduner Source: John Korduner
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

There's no such things as a fluky six-game win streak in the NFL. 

I repeat, there's no such thing as a fluky six-game win streak in the NFL.

I say this because as the weeks go by and the wins keep mounting, the 'yeah but' excuses to their victories are getting harder to defend.

Against Carolina, Cam Newton was hurt. Against Detroit, Matt Stafford was gimpy, and they nearly blew a 35-point lead. Against Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers was out. Chicago started a rookie quarterback. And Sunday, Tampa Bay has just fallen apart. 

All are true storylines, and there's no denying this team has caught a few breaks. Every successful team does. But put their opponents' exact scenarios but play them against the 2016 Saints over these last six weeks and they're not winning six in a row.

Period.

That's why I'm buying the 2017 version at the midway point. They have THAT mojo back. They don't step on the field hoping to win. They step on the field knowing they can. 

On Sunday it felt like the Superdome finally sensed it too where the energy level  reached 2009-2011 proportions. 

"It has been fantastic. The crowd has been outstanding. It’s exciting. It is our job to go out there, perform, and play well," Sean Payton said afterward.

With that kind of confidence on the field and that kind of electricity in the stands, you get what happened Sunday. The Saints dominated the Bucs, a division rival desperate to save their season, 30-10. This came in a contest where the Saints made many foolish mistakes. 

Still, by the midway point of the third quarter, there was really never a doubt. 

As for those doubters still out there, do so at your own risk. The Saints keep winning and are showing no signs of slowing down.

Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Student injured in crash involving Lamar County school bus

    Student injured in crash involving Lamar County school bus

    Monday, April 23 2018 11:10 AM EDT2018-04-23 15:10:56 GMT
    According to police, students were on the bus at the time of the crash. (Photo source: Hope Housley Martin)According to police, students were on the bus at the time of the crash. (Photo source: Hope Housley Martin)

    Sumrall police and Lamar County Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a crash involving a school bus just south of Sumrall on state Route 589.

    More >>

    Sumrall police and Lamar County Sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a crash involving a school bus just south of Sumrall on state Route 589.

    More >>
  • Local Pine Belt students named Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athletes

    Local Pine Belt students named Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athletes

    Local Pine Belt students named Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athletes

    Monday, April 23 2018 12:04 AM EDT2018-04-23 04:04:05 GMT
    WDAMWDAM
    WDAMWDAM

    16 top seniors across Mississippi are making strides, going home with a prestigious award. WDAM was able to speak with one of this years Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete award winners from Laurel High School. Todd Breland said, "I think it's awesome. The way Kimberton, not only his contributions to the athletic portion at Laurel High School, but the way he conducts himself at school everyday. He's always in a good mood. He's tremendous in the classroom. He's just an outstanding yo...

    More >>

    16 top seniors across Mississippi are making strides, going home with a prestigious award. WDAM was able to speak with one of this years Lindy Callahan Scholar-Athlete award winners from Laurel High School. Todd Breland said, "I think it's awesome. The way Kimberton, not only his contributions to the athletic portion at Laurel High School, but the way he conducts himself at school everyday. He's always in a good mood. He's tremendous in the classroom. He's just an outstanding yo...

    More >>
  • Local church delays Nicaragua mission trip for safety

    Local church delays Nicaragua mission trip for safety

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:23 PM EDT2018-04-23 03:23:50 GMT
    source: wdamsource: wdam
    source: wdamsource: wdam

    The Carterville Baptist Church delayed their mission trip to Nicaragua after receiving an urgent phone call that the destination was no longer safe due to an unrest in the country. Pastor of Carterville Baptist Church and mission team lead Ben Skipper says the call came while members were waiting in line at the airport to receive their plane tickets.  

    More >>

    The Carterville Baptist Church delayed their mission trip to Nicaragua after receiving an urgent phone call that the destination was no longer safe due to an unrest in the country. Pastor of Carterville Baptist Church and mission team lead Ben Skipper says the call came while members were waiting in line at the airport to receive their plane tickets.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly