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Saints News, 10/3/14: After Grueling Start, Saints Believe, 'Now It's Our Turn'

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From Mike Triplett at ESPN.com: "When you go through something as tough as losing on walk-off field goals and then losing on the last possession of the game in Detroit, that does something to you," (Ben) Grubbs said. "It can have a positive effect on you or a negative effect on you. One thing that Coach Payton has done is a great job with was just continuing to encourage us and tell us we're really close, we are a good team, we just have to correct the mistakes that we have."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The next 3 opponents are extremely tough in the Dome. We&#39;ll find out a lot about these 2014 Saints after this stretch.</p>&mdash; Saints Nation Blog (@SaintsNationBlg) <a href="https://twitter.com/SaintsNationBlg/status/529241580478423043">November 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So Tomlin decided not to get on the field this time? <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/snf?src=hash">#snf</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/529124819078373376">November 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Why are people surprised by Terrell Suggs’ cheap shot? He been doing this for a dozen years.</p>&mdash; Jason B. Hirschhorn (@jbhirschhorn) <a href="https://twitter.com/jbhirschhorn/status/529116908788805632">November 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>What an unprofessional malicious act by Suggs. Hate to see that sort of thing. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SNF?src=hash">#SNF</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/529116980490407937">November 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ravens secondary is hot garbage without Jimmy Smith. This could get out of hand in the second half. Pass rush needs to be constant or else</p>&mdash; Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) <a href="https://twitter.com/JasonLaCanfora/status/529106179017175041">November 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>49ers are three games and a tiebreaker behind the Cardinals with eight to play.</p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/529082310151663617">November 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/49ers?src=hash">#49ers</a> Colin Kaepernick on goal line fumble: &quot;I know I crossed the line. ... I was looking in the end zone.&quot;</p>&mdash; Cam Inman (@CamInman) <a href="https://twitter.com/CamInman/status/529077451524014080">November 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>"<a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a>: Official team photos from last night&#39;s game <a href="http://t.co/8gStZJyXkt">http://t.co/8gStZJyXkt</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NOvsCAR?src=hash">#NOvsCAR</a> <a href="http://t.co/yxfKulJ5ev">pic.twitter.com/yxfKulJ5ev</a>" Love to see this!</p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/528295065941073920">October 31, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Just like the Super Bowl man handle the Broncos and they don&#39;t respond! Disappointing</p>&mdash; mark schlereth (@markschlereth) <a href="https://twitter.com/markschlereth/status/529073914383982593">November 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kaepernick fumbles at goal line, Rams recover in crazy end to game.&#10;<a href="http://t.co/I29kca7eRj">http://t.co/I29kca7eRj</a> <a href="http://t.co/rv3wqUjEkt">pic.twitter.com/rv3wqUjEkt</a></p>&mdash; Josh Katzowitz (@joshkatzowitz) <a href="https://twitter.com/joshkatzowitz/status/529071209615736832">November 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>. <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason">@TeamGleason</a> introducing the Foo Fighters!!! <a href="http://t.co/goJbgcQ5iA">pic.twitter.com/goJbgcQ5iA</a></p>&mdash; Andrew Lemoine (@ajrunner) <a href="https://twitter.com/ajrunner/status/529068330473492481">November 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> next foe RT <a href="https://twitter.com/mortreport">@mortreport</a>: I knew 49ers were concerned about their offensive line but, man, 8 sacks of Kaepernick is a little bit much</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/529068696355221505">November 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>There are some QBs in the NFL that get way too much TV time for what they&#39;ve done / accomplished! &#10;&#10; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RG3?src=hash">#RG3</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/camnewton?src=hash">#camnewton</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kaepernick?src=hash">#Kaepernick</a></p>&mdash; Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) <a href="https://twitter.com/scottshanle/status/529064464642215936">November 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Remember when the Broncos were the best team in the NFL? That was so last week!</p>&mdash; mark schlereth (@markschlereth) <a href="https://twitter.com/markschlereth/status/529063533297041408">November 3, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

After grueling start, New Orleans Saints believe it's their turn now - ESPN
"When you go through something as tough as losing on walk-off field goals and then losing on the last possession of the game in Detroit, that does something to you," Grubbs said. "It can have a positive effect on you or a negative effect on you. One thing that Coach Payton has done is a great job with was just continuing to encourage us and tell us we're really close, we are a good team, we just have to correct the mistakes that we have."

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