If you are a 2014 New Orleans Saints fan, you probably don't need to work out. Your team will keep you on edge, make you believe, them shred your heart to pieces. And next week, like a crazed Who Dat Junkie, you'll be coming back for more. Here's how it went down on Twitter on Monday night when New Orleans played Baltimore in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a game the Saints lost 34-27.
Minutes Before the Game
As is always the case, the Who Dat Nation was fired up before kickoff. Oh and CSC was representin' in the Dome.
Will Hill will regret it RT RavensInsider">@RavensInsider: Will Hill says he'll be heavily involved in coverage of Saints star tight end Jimmy Graham— ok awesome (@ok__awesome) November 25, 2014
Sorry Ravens, you're going to lose tonight. Best of luck next week.— Saints & Stuff (@BourbonAndBeer) November 25, 2014
This will be the last time Drew Brees playing against and he hasn't beat them in his entire career, so we better beat them tonight! #WHODAT— WHO DAT Cool Breesy (@Steve2duhO) November 25, 2014
@SaintsForecast I feel oddly optimistic about this game. And don't forget, you picked the Saints too.— Alli Marie (@alleyofsin) November 25, 2014
Whodat!— Ashley Nicole (@Ashleyrayne4L) November 25, 2014
Tradition was...ahem, beautifully acrobatic.
Starting With A Bang!
With the first play from scrimmage, WR Joe Morgan ran a reverse all the way down to the Ravens' one-yard line.
Activating #IgnantSaintsFan mode— Matthew (@GeauxDucks) November 25, 2014
Joe Morgan— Kerri Barker (@kerrijbarker) November 25, 2014
JOE MORGAN— Lindy (@lindyla9) November 25, 2014
welcome back joe morgan! @jmthegreat— Ashley The Mendie (@bridgitmfansite) November 25, 2014
Throw in a horse-collar tackle penalty, #Saints have first-and-goal at the 1— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) November 25, 2014
The bang quickly turned into a whimper as one yard proved too long for the Saints.
First, RB Mark Ingram appeared to fumble the ball, triggering the ire of his "fans"
Noooo no no nooooo— ⚜ Jenny O ⚜ (@JenWhoDat) November 25, 2014
Momentum killer.— Chris (@SaintzPride) November 25, 2014
Take Ingram ass out the game— WhoDat23 (@Nikasword) November 25, 2014
Fortunately for the Saints it was overturned and Ingram was beloved again.
Thank goodness!— Aquagirl (@FleurDBrie) November 25, 2014
Good job Mark— T. Whaley (@teebaddaf) November 25, 2014
Ingram ruled down. #Saints avoid a landmine.— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) November 25, 2014
told you— Thomas-Who Dat Italy (@whodatviola) November 25, 2014
On fourth down, the fans wanted Payton to go for it.
This is 4 down territory in my opinion— Don't Panic!!! (@ChampIAN_33) November 25, 2014
go for ittt— Thomas-Who Dat Italy (@whodatviola) November 25, 2014
Go for it— Tosha Renee' (@toshamack_ent) November 25, 2014
Who dat prayers!— Joy (@joyphillips3998) November 25, 2014
Saints failed on 4th down. What did my Falcons fan friend think about it?
LOL Saints— J. Monique (@Mme_Falcon) November 25, 2014
STOP RUNNING THE FUCKING BALL! DUMB ASSES!— Ashley The Mendie (@bridgitmfansite) November 25, 2014
U pay him 100 million dollars.....let him fuckin throw....— On to the Steelers.. (@SaintsSoulja) November 25, 2014
Same Old, Same Old Defense.
Taking over at their 2-yard line, the Ravens would drive 98 yards for a TD by an old familiar foe: Steve Smith Sr. (who should just retire already).
Such a terrible football team.— Buck Turgidson (@fargonia) November 25, 2014
"@ccothron427: KV can't tackle worth shit this season"But he gonna run his Fn mouth postgame about how he doesn't understand what's wrong-Ok— Emily⚜⚜⚜Holly (@whodatholly) November 25, 2014
Some of us needed bigger monitors in the Dome to better witness the Saints defensive ineptitude.
I love that Mr. Benson gives to Charity but could he spend a little bit of that money on a megatron for the dome? These monitors are small!— FEAR DA FLEUR (@sharrij) November 25, 2014
98-yard drive by Baltimore after a fourth and fail. #Saints— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) November 25, 2014
ravens leading 7-0 8:13 left 1st qtr— WeAreTheWhoDatNation (@WATWDN) November 25, 2014
Making A Game Of It.
As is always the case with a Sean Payton/Drew Brees offense, the Saints eventually found some rhythm and the endzone. A Jimmy Graham touchdown was setup by another big play, a deep pass to Joe Morgan.
Touchdown by the birthday boy JG!!!!— Crystal (@WhoDat_Princess) November 25, 2014
#Saints Drew Brees finally goes to Jimmy Graham in red zone -- and they finally get their TD. About to be 7-7, pending extra point.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) November 25, 2014
Think Joe Morgans gunna be active next week? -SG— steve gleason (@TeamGleason) November 25, 2014
JIMMYYYY— Thomas-Who Dat Italy (@whodatviola) November 25, 2014
That drive changed things a lot. #Saints— Les East (@EastAdvocate) November 25, 2014
I Believe That We Will Win!
Saints actually fell behind again 14-7, but then proceeded to score the next 10 points to take a 17-14 lead into halftime. WR Marques Colston was the recipient of the go ahead touchdown, a beautiful dime by Drew Brees. Former Saints Steve Gleason was a soothsayer.
It doesnt feel like 14-10 game. Lets go into half 17-14, and steal this half . -SG— steve gleason (@TeamGleason) November 25, 2014
Lets see this saints offense execute a 2-minute drill— Sean Fazende (@SeanFazende) November 25, 2014
TOUCHDOWN!!! Brees to Colston for a 26-yd TD #BALvSNO— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 25, 2014
#whodat fans have shown up. 17-14 saints. should be rockin to start 2nd half! -SG— steve gleason (@TeamGleason) November 25, 2014
BOOOM— Ashley (@AshEli94) November 25, 2014
Beautiful 2 minute drive led by Brees as a Who Dat chant breaks out in the dome— Saints Updates (@SaintsMSU) November 25, 2014
And The Bottom Fell Out Again.
Leading 17-14, the Saints had a lot of swag coming out in the second half. Well, stop me if you've heard this before in 2014: it was short-lived. With the Ravens having tied the game at 17, knowing he couldn't rely on a terrible defense, Drew Brees once again forced a throw under duress. At 24-17, the game had taken a turn for the worse for the home team.
Romo and Brees switched teams bruh.— Eric Ray (@EricRayweather) November 25, 2014
Brees did again a Romo, INT and TD conceded ffs— The Brees Brothers (@GabeUKSaintsFan) November 25, 2014
Brees giveth & he taketh away.— Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) November 25, 2014
#Saints Drew Brees has been good in almost every area this year except one -- way too many really ugly turnovers.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) November 25, 2014
We've seen this show from Brees before.— Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) November 25, 2014
Brees only trails Bortles and Austin Davis for most pick-6's this season. 3 this year. #Saints 0-2 looking at 0-3— Kristian Garic (@KristianGaric1) November 25, 2014
My brother is making it hard for me to be pissed. He keeps laughing at everything I yell at the tv.— Where's the Vodka? (@heathermaru) November 25, 2014
Falcons fans were excited (forgive them, they're sucking too and misery loves company)
THERE IT IS THERE IT IS! DREW BREE PICK SIX— J. Monique (@Mme_Falcon) November 25, 2014
Nail in the Coffin.
The Ravens would add another touchdown to seal the deal. New Orleans scored a garbage time touchdown to make the final score look more respectable.
Ravens lead 34-27 with 40 secs left in the game #BALvsNO— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 25, 2014
This isn't over quite yet.... Here comes the onside kick! #BALvsNO— NFL (@nfl) November 25, 2014
Saints Lose 34-27 Fall to (4-7)— WeAreTheWhoDatNation (@WATWDN) November 25, 2014
And the Ravens remain the only team Drew Brees had never beaten.— J. Monique (@Mme_Falcon) November 25, 2014
What? Playoffs? Playoffs??!
The Stainks, the Failclowns, the Pampers, the Suckaneers. The NFC South is nasty bad and I'm starting to like the idea that one of us is going to host a playoff game. Because it makes the NFL establishment frown, but they didn't frown when it happened in 2010. So let's win this dumpster fire, New Orleans. #Winning
NFC South is still up for grabs, sucks how one of these teams will host a playoff game. They should all be dismissed— Papa Tunde (@Dee_WoodPeckHer) November 25, 2014
Saints D is an abomination— Reid (@ReidG75) November 25, 2014
This is the game when the players quietly realize that the season is a loss, and slowly but surely guys start playing to not get hurt— WOOOOOOOOOOO (@Jompled) November 25, 2014
And Forsett ends it with a 20 yard TD— Saints Updates (@SaintsMSU) November 25, 2014
Dome emptying out really now— John McAlpin (@johnmc318) November 25, 2014
Embarrassed in our own home...— On to the Steelers.. (@SaintsSoulja) November 25, 2014
Every Time........ Just Disgraceful...... Can Cover..... Cant Score in 2nd Half for the 2ND STRAIGHT GAME..... IM DONE— Lonte (@Its_Lonte) November 25, 2014
Who's the defensive coordinator for Tulane...— LTC Les Edwards, Jr. (@Thunder_06) November 25, 2014
Damn I hate all bird teams.— Aquagirl (@FleurDBrie) November 25, 2014
Saints Fans Are Still The Best.
Despite the loss, the three-game losing streak, the disappointment, what is most awesome about doing this recap is seeing the parting shots from Saints fans. Who Dat Y'all, we are Saints now and forever!
Welp.... Who Dat.— ⚜ Lindsey ⚜ (@Brock0104) November 25, 2014
@Saints I still love YALL.— FEAR DA FLEUR (@sharrij) November 25, 2014
"@JasonPhilCole: Looking at schedule, I think Saints will go 7-9&win division ... Easily" do they drug test at Bleacher report? They should— Ralph Malbrough (@SaintsForecast) November 25, 2014
Any Saints player that shakes Steve Smith's hand after a game should be cut on the spot.— Duris Holmes (@duris) November 25, 2014
Watching the team's kneel down and pray together melts my heart.— FEAR DA FLEUR (@sharrij) November 25, 2014
The Saints are now 4-7 with five games remaining in the season. The team is still fighting hard and the effort was much better than against the Bengals, which is an encouraging sign. The main issue with this team is its defense simply isn't even fit to play in the CFL right now. Unless Rob Ryan makes some schematic changes to help it play better, there will be more sad Twitter recaps. But we'll be here, holding down the fort. Hang in there Who Dat Nation!