New Orleans Saints pull off a win not seen in 21 years
The victory against the Cowboys was a momentous one for the Who Dat Nation
There was a lot of uncertainty ahead of the game between the New Orleans Saints and the Dallas Cowboys. The Saints were going to play without their star quarterback, Drew Brees, even though Teddy Bridgewater has done a tremendous job in his place, and the Cowboys were already 3-0 on the season. Even some Saints fans were apprehensive about the important game, but the Saints showed why they’re so tough, handing the Dallas boys their first defeat this year. And, the Saints did it in a way that hasn’t been seen for over two decades.
Amazingly, the Saints didn’t score a single touchdown as they took down the Cowboys 12-10. It was the first time in 21 years that the team has one without getting the ball into the end zone. As has already been seen on numerous occasions this season, the Saints had to deal with officiating issues once again, but Bridgewater stepped up and gave it everything he had to make his teammates proud.
The Saints have only pulled off a similar feat four times since being founded and the defense also played a huge role in pulling off the victory. It may not have been pretty, but it got the job done. Sean Payton, the team’s head coach, said in his postgame press conference, “It doesn’t have to be aesthetically pleasing to be effective.”
This is the second time this season that Wil Lutz has truly earned his paycheck. He is almost solely responsible for securing a win against the Houston Texans, thanks to a 58-yard field goal, and he is proving to be a vital component of the Saints’ success.