You couldn't have scripted it any better for football fans in south Louisiana this past weekend, which may just very well be remembered as the greatest weekend of football we have ever seen. Everything just fell perfectly into place everywhere we turned these past three days.
I have noticed more than a few people all over the interwebz share the sentiment expressed in tweets like these:
Of course the Saints got a win on a crappy field in Chicago to shutup the haters and remain undefeated. We all know that. But the Black & Gold got help from all around them this weekend as well.
Tom Brady failed to throw a touchdown pass in the Patriots' loss to the Bengals, preserving Drew Brees' record of 54 straight games with a touchdown pass in tact. In addition, the mighty Seattle Seahawks lost their game against the Colts, leaving the Saints as the only remaining undefeated team in the NFC. And to top it all off, the Falcons laid an egg and choked on MNF last night against the hapless NY Jets, just for our pure enjoyment.
But it didn't just stop with the Saints and the NFL. In fact, it all started on Saturday when college football fans got in on the action as well, not to be disappointed in the least. LSU got a dominating 59-26 win over SEC rival Mississippi State Saturday, rebounding nicely from a tough loss to Georgia last weekend.
More importantly, my alma mater Tulane got their first homecoming win in 7 years over North Texas thanks to a last-second field goal kick by Cairos Santos. The Green Wave are now 4-2 and in the middle of their best season in ten years.
Yes, it truly was a great weekend to be a football fan in Louisiana. But then again, isn't it always?
More from Canal Street Chronicles:
- Saints Beat Bears, Prepare for Patriots [podcast]
- Saints vs. Bears 2013 Player Grades: Defense and Special Teams
- Saints vs. Bears 2013 Player Grades: Offense
- Saints Defeat Bears 26-18, Payton Finally Gets First Soldier Field Victory
- Jimmy Graham Extends NFL Tight End Record Streak
- Troy Aikman Doesn't Consider Saints an NFC Powerhouse