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"We're not that good," said Saints coach Sean Payton. "That's painfully obvious."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Only wild card for the <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints">@Saints</a> is whether they’ll show up - <a href="https://twitter.com/LyonsYellin">@LyonsYellin</a> column <a href="http://t.co/wTZKkr7Nmb">http://t.co/wTZKkr7Nmb</a></p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/541803814651953153">December 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton, Brees demand better after <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>&#39; worst loss yet; Maturity, leadership called into question <a href="http://t.co/qKKJkDfZfu">http://t.co/qKKJkDfZfu</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/541790065500749825">December 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>No positives for Saints in blowout loss to Panthers <a href="http://t.co/LYq4tO5SPT">http://t.co/LYq4tO5SPT</a> by <a href="https://twitter.com/JohnDeShazier">@JohnDeShazier</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CARvsNO?src=hash">#CARvsNO</a> <a href="http://t.co/m6wgQ41h7r">pic.twitter.com/m6wgQ41h7r</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/541760708090671104">December 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Post gaming with my brother BHARP aka batman and <a href="https://twitter.com/cajncritter">@cajncritter</a> <a href="http://t.co/8DBuEBBEWs">pic.twitter.com/8DBuEBBEWs</a></p>&mdash; Roman Harper (@Harp41) <a href="https://twitter.com/Harp41/status/541751817361969152">December 8, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Kenny Stills was brief, yet hit the point: Whatever Coach Payton said is my answer. I have no answers today.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/541744166087438338">December 8, 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>&#39; buzz words after loss: Embarrassing, unprofessional <a href="http://t.co/9mzsWtF1th">http://t.co/9mzsWtF1th</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/541738158740627456">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sean Payton&#39;s postgame press conference (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/lIwdDHz4Ae">http://t.co/lIwdDHz4Ae</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/CARvsNO?src=hash">#CARvsNO</a> <a href="http://t.co/wftlpnM79O">pic.twitter.com/wftlpnM79O</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/541734893877600257">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/LOOMIS?src=hash">#LOOMIS</a>!!! RT <a href="https://twitter.com/BnGreview">@BnGreview</a>: Cap nerds: If the Saints cut Galette before that roster bonus is due, it&#39;s a huge cap savings, yes?</p>&mdash; Fred DiBiase (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/541734085090353152">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Junior Galette has a $12.5 million roster bonus due before next season. <a href="http://t.co/3p2uEMT3Q3">http://t.co/3p2uEMT3Q3</a></p>&mdash; Black &amp; Gold Review (@BnGreview) <a href="https://twitter.com/BnGreview/status/541730637548630016">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>You read the quotes from Brees, Strief, Watson, and Lofton, and they&#39;re all taking shots at Galette. Deserved, but what a shitshow.</p>&mdash; Reid (@ReidG75) <a href="https://twitter.com/ReidG75/status/541723583975022592">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>BREAKING: NFL names TCU NFC South Champs&#10;&#10;&quot;They get a playoff game, and now the South champ won&#39;t wet itself. Everyone wins. Except Baylor.&quot;</p>&mdash; NOT SportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) <a href="https://twitter.com/NOTSportsCenter/status/541697882802626560">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Bobby has harsh words for Saints, but &quot;it ain&#39;t over til it&#39;s over&quot; <a href="http://t.co/M1wtnwMxdM">http://t.co/M1wtnwMxdM</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/541725538701037568">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I&#39;m about to pull this hot take right out of my ass and start a Twitter rumor: Junior Galette is not on this team next season.</p>&mdash; Fred DiBiase (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/status/541720707806547968">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New Orleans Saints reach new low in beatdown by Panthers: Four-point Stance <a href="http://t.co/nPDJwLObkp">http://t.co/nPDJwLObkp</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/NOLAnews">@nolanews</a></p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/541718961478307840">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees said there are leaders to turn to when things are going poorly, &quot;but there should be more, there should be more.&quot;</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/541716686840164352">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees: we still have a lot of maturing to do...maybe we just need to be more professional</p>&mdash; Sean Fazende (@SeanFazende) <a href="https://twitter.com/SeanFazende/status/541714694072205312">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees: My nature is optimistic, but I&#39;m also going to be a realist. That performance out there was not good. .. We&#39;re much better than that</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/541715840853630977">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Zach Strief: &quot;I think our problem is that we don&#39;t appreciate how hard it is to win games is in this league. ... It&#39;s unprofessional.&quot;</p>&mdash; Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) <a href="https://twitter.com/AlbertBreer/status/541715456529563649">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Brees: Felt like the week was good, preparation wise. ... Only thing I can say is we need to be mentally tougher.</p>&mdash; WWL-TV Sports (@wwltvsports) <a href="https://twitter.com/wwltvsports/status/541715217429045248">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Lofton on second half: &quot;If someone did quit, the film will show it.&quot;</p>&mdash; Evan Woodbery (@TheSaintsBeat) <a href="https://twitter.com/TheSaintsBeat/status/541714080503844864">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Not many guys in <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> locker room after extra-long Payton conference.</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/541713682690879489">December 7, 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> RT Zach Strief: we deserved to be booed. We did not deserve to have our fans behind us.</p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/status/541712876939927553">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Saints fans can be bent all they want, but Payton didn&#39;t hold too much back in his presser.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/541711033375535104">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sean Payton: Not too late (to consider personnel changes). This is as bad as we&#39;ve played in awhile around here.</p>&mdash; Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/DMoutonWWL/status/541710634702753792">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton keeps making a point how jobs are on the line. Have to find people who can tackle, make stops on third down and stop giveaways.</p>&mdash; Larry Holder (@LarryHolder) <a href="https://twitter.com/LarryHolder/status/541710508928159745">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton on fans: We have had great support but we haven&#39;t even given them a chance when we&#39;re down 2 or 3 scores before they even sit down</p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/541709646130475008">December 7, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints Reach New Level Of Suckitude

Saints reach new low in Carolina loss | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
NEW ORLEANS -- Instead of moving a win closer to the NFC playoffs, the Saints on Sunday afternoon earned a comparison to their former 'Aints persona.

Saints embarrassed in 41-10 home loss
The New Orleans Saints' futility at home has now reached depths not seen this century.

Only wild card for Saints is whether they'll show up
Is there really anything left to say about these New Orleans Saints after losing their fourth consecutive home game by getting thoroughly embarrassed in a 41-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday?

Sean Payton on Saints: ‘We’re not that good’ | Black and Gold

Rapid Reaction: New Orleans Saints - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
A few thoughts on the New Orleans Saints' 41-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Panthers blow out Saints 41-10 in Superdome | The Saints Nation

Saints' buzz words after loss: Embarrassing, unprofessional - New Orleans Saints Blog - ESPN
Observed and heard in the locker room after the New Orleans Saints' 41-10 loss to the Carolina Panthers.

John DeShazier: No positives for Saints in blowout loss to Panthers
It was Saints' fourth consecutive loss at home

New Orleans Saints injuries: Junior Galette, Terron Armstead, others hurt Sunday | NOLA.com
Starting left tackle Terron Armstead suffered or possibly aggravated a neck injury early in the game and was replaced by backup Bryce Harris.

New Orleans Saints disgusted with dismal performance vs. Panthers | NOLA.com
Saints dealt their worst home loss since 2003

There's still hope for the woeful Saints ... right?: Larry Holder | NOLA.com
Who knows what fans will get in these last three games

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The View From The Other Side

QB Cam Newton on winning out: 'That's what got us in this position' - ESPN
Observed and heard in the locker room after the Carolina Panthers' 41-10 victory over the New Orleans Saints:

Panthers’ Roman Harper on Saints’ beer can-throwing fans: ‘It’s not like they were sober’ | CharlotteObserver.com
One of the longest throws of the day for New Orleans came from a beer-hurling fan in the Superdome stands. It was that kind of day for the Saints and their Who-dat nation.

Carolina Panthers’ defensive domination a ‘long time coming’ | CharlotteObserver.com
The Carolina Panthers held the New Orleans Saints more than 100 yards below their season average, forced two turnovers and nearly held Drew Brees without a touchdown for the first time in two years in a 41-10 victory.

Carolina Panthers unexpectedly approach perfection in beating Saints | CharlotteObserver.com
I saw it, and I still am not quite sure I believe it. Carolina 41, New Orleans 10. Where has that been all season?

Panthers hang on to playoff hope in the dirty South | ProFootballTalk
Someone is going to have to win the NFC South, whether they want to or not. The Saints are the latest team to spit the bit in a division that is playing like (rhymes with two of those words), dropping an embarrassing 41-10 decision to the Panthers.

Brandon Williams ejected after Carolina Panthers-New Orleans Saints brawl - ESPN
Carolina Panthers tight end Brandon Williams was ejected after a first-quarter brawl following Cam Newton's touchdown run during Sunday's game against the New Orleans Saints.

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Transcripts

Sean Payton on the loss to the Carolina Panthers
Transcript of Sean Payton's postgame press conference on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

New Orleans Saints players talk about the loss to the Panthers
Transcripts from New Orleans Saints players postgame interviews on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

Ron Rivera on the 41-10 win over the Saints
Quotes from Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014

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Video

VIDEO: Sean Payton's postgame presser vs Panthers
Sean Payton recaps the New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers game on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Video by Ashley Amoss (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Drew Brees' postgame presser vs Panthers
Drew Brees recaps the New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers game on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Video by Ashley Amoss (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Zach Strief: "We all have to look in the mirror"
Zach Strief speaks with reporters after the New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers game on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Curtis Lofton: "We have to keep pushing"
Curtis Lofton speaks with reporters after the New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers game on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Benjamin Watson: "We're all embarrassed"
Benjamin Watson speaks with reporters after the New Orleans Saints vs Carolina Panthers game on Sunday, December 7, 2014. Video by Alex Restrepo (New Orleans Saints video)