Turns out, expecting a loss doesn’t make it hurt less. Go get a king cake and check out your Saints links from around the web:
The front page of Monday's New Orleans Times-Picayune pic.twitter.com/FmysEWn9IR— Tim Givens (@TGGivens) January 15, 2018
Long night ahead but go the Whodats that were ready greeting us right when we got off the plane... Thank you for riding wit us heavy thank you for the LOVE #whodat— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) January 15, 2018
It hurts today, it will hurt tomorrow, but moments like these build champions. Thank you #whodatnation for your unwavering support. We could never begin to tell you what you mean to us. YOU are the real @Saints— Zach Strief (@ZachStrief) January 15, 2018
Per PFF Marcus Williams allowed only one reception, and missed only one tackle, all day yesterday. -dc— Canal St. Chronicles (@SaintsCSC) January 15, 2018
Keep ya head up @Babymagik32— Brandon Coleman (@B_Cole16) January 15, 2018
We win together, we lose together bro! Don’t let this shake your confidence either cuz u a bad mutha (shut your mouth) U had a hell of a Rookie season and we wouldn’t even had a chance to comeback in the game if you didn’t get tht INT
Don’t forget Marcus INT that helped swing the momentum & all the great plays he made as a rookie.. He will Be A1— Bobby Wagner (@Bwagz54) January 15, 2018
Dear @Saints Marcus Williams - my name is Amy and I spent almost 30 years in the NFL so I know how badly this hurts - this need not define you - go be your best and shine your brightest - I shall be rooting and cheering for you.— Amy Trask (@AmyTrask) January 15, 2018
Word on the Street
Inside somber Saints locker room, tears, despair and hope after loss to Vikings | Saints | theadvocate.com
MINNEAPOLIS — Sean Payton pauses and looks up at a television screen hanging in the interview room as he begins to make his opening remarks.
Walker: Saints fans shouldn't let that one play define Marcus Williams' season | theadvocate.com
One of the things Marcus Williams didn't do on the final play Sunday is the one thing he needs to do now...
Inside the play that saved the Minnesota Vikings' season - and crushed the New Orleans Saints
Minnesota had less than a 3 percent chance to win before Stefon Diggs caught the 61-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum. Here's how the tide turned in the final moments -- from both teams' perspectives.
Saints players 'shell-shocked' after loss to Vikings | NOLA.com
The Saints took the lead with 25 seconds left before losing
Saints QB Drew Brees: 'I do' plan on returning to New Orleans next season | Saints | theadvocate.com
This is the last time this New Orleans Saints team will play together. Some key players will leave this offseason, and some new ones will be brought it. If his words are taken seriously, Drew Brees should be back next season.
Saints' challenge decisions made in part due to faulty monitor in booth | Saints | theadvocate.com
MINNEAPOLIS — Sean Payton decided to challenge two plays on the same series in the fourth quarter, in part because the Saints did not have a working monitor.
Drew Brees’s Classic Performance Against the Vikings Is Still Worth Celebrating - The Ringer
Though it was ultimately all for naught, the future Hall of Famer had a second half for the ages in Minnesota.
‘The Good Place’ producer Joe Mande on how Jacksonville Jaguars fandom became part of the show - SBNation.com
One of the show’s characters, Florida man Jason Mendoza, is obsessed with Blake Bortles and the Jags. Joe Mande explains the thought process behind this beautiful storyline.
MathBomb Consensus 2018 NFL Mock Draft 1.0 - Pride Of Detroit
Tis the season, we’re going to take our first look at how the draft might play out without trades.
East-West Shrine Game 2018 - All Star Circuit - Rotoworld.com
The All Star Circuit is here. Josh Norris gives you a position by position breakdown, plus the top 20 prospects attending.
The elite traits of Southern Miss RB Ito Smith could make him steal of 2018 NFL Draft - CBSSports.com
The versatile Smith might have the most impressive jump cut in a loaded running back draft class
NMSU report: Aggies bowl game run worth $24 million in earned ad revenue
According to a marketing report from main campus, NMSU football related stories had an earned media value of $24.4 million from December 1, 2017 through January 2, the majority of which was Nova Home Loans Arizona Bowl coverage.
The Winners and Losers From the NFL’s Divisional Round - The Ringer
The Saints fell victim to an instant-classic play, Calais Campbell predicted the Jags’ win, and two former St. Louis Rams are facing off in the NFC championship