Well, that wasn't much fun. Today's game is in the books, folks, and unfortunately, the Saints did not bring enough to the party. Tampa Bay came in and played a better game, beating us at home - again.
They kept their playoff hopes alive, and will surely be watching/keeping up with the late games to see their fate, but they certainly did their part.
How did it happen? I think the biggest culprit was losing the turnover battle. Two red zone turnovers denied us points, and the Bucs turned one of them into 7 points of their own.
Josh Freeman also had a big day against us, passing, eluding the rush, and running for yards when he had to.
I'm having a hard time in my disappointment focusing on analysis and breakdown right now. I was also shocked by the appearance of Chase Daniel after that last Tampa Bay turnover.
So, check into the post-game stats, and then jump into the discussion thread to air your grievances. Maybe the Festivus spirit can save us...
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