The New Orleans Saints victory over the Tennessee Titans Sunday didn’t come without its share of rollercoaster moments. But if you know the Saiandit’s twitter following, what’s a win without a wild ride? Records broken, myths busted, and the number 1 seed still visible, here’re your Twitter moments from New Orleans’ 38-28 showdown in Nashville.
The Saints started off slow in Tennessee falling behind 14-0, and as always the pessimism set in quickly, along with the critics.
Man, the Saints are missing tackles left and right today -- and the Titans are quickly up by two touchdowns.— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) December 22, 2019
Explain what happened next.— Canal St. Chronicles (@SaintsCSC) December 22, 2019
We'll hang up and listen. https://t.co/M7EJ5EMQnD
Drew Brees, last 4 games (all domes): 76.3% cmp, 8.3 y/a 13 TD, 1 INT, 128.3 rating— ProFootballReference (@pfref) December 22, 2019
Drew Brees, today (outdoors): 62.5% cmp, 4.9 y/a, 0 TD, 0 INT, 74.5 rating
Saints getting totally dominated by the Titans. They NEED to have home field in the playoffs and this game isn't helping them— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) December 22, 2019
Turn the channel: ￼The #Saints haven't won a road game when trailing by 14 since Week 7 of 2012 (at Bucs), losing 15 straight such games, per @ESPNStatsInfo— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) December 22, 2019
But as the good teams do, they found a way to fight back thanks to a weapon of new, and one of old.
Brees connects with Cook and AK ON THE BLOCK to let Cook take it to the house! #Saints pic.twitter.com/6ERV9htZ26— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 22, 2019
There goes Alvin Kamara!@A_kamara6’s 40-yard sprint puts the #Saints ahead in Nashville! #NOvsTEN— NFL (@NFL) December 22, 2019
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Watch free on mobile: https://t.co/csMF3GLW6Z pic.twitter.com/tzIZiOzUZX
Called it. https://t.co/GWueaMg1hN— John Hendrix (@JohnJHendrix) December 22, 2019
Where would we be without mentioning Mike Thomas’ continuing assault on the record books? Congratulations 13, more to come.
HISTORY MADE ⚜️@Cantguardmike has broken Marvin Harrison's single-season catch record with 144 receptions! pic.twitter.com/cDQ5PfclI9— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) December 22, 2019
144 times that proved you can't guard Mike.@Cantguardmike with the most receptions in a single season @brgridiron pic.twitter.com/ZKNCays5Ne— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) December 22, 2019
⚜️144 ⚜️@CantGuardMike's record-breaking catch #Saints pic.twitter.com/lZpKfNxmhr— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 22, 2019
.@Cantguardmike has now broken his 6th record of the season!!— NFL GameDay (@NFLGameDay) December 22, 2019
What's next, you ask? Well we're not sure, they are running out of room in the record book.
Is this the best season EVER for a WR? pic.twitter.com/T1E4vqZGoO
Congrats @Cantguardmike!!!! Single season reception record. Breaking the record on an incredible route he ran! Nasty! You literally can’t guard him! Fitting for his twitter handle. .— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 22, 2019
It wasn’t always pretty, but New Orleans used a complete effort on all sides of the ball. Deonte Harris this is your time to shine.
Deonte Harris— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 22, 2019
47-yard kickoff return! #Saints
Deonte Harris has been such a difference maker for this team. The kid is incredible. I truly hope Payton gets him more involved in the offense in the future, whether it be this year or future years.— AllSaintsConsidered.com (@AllSaintsBlog) December 22, 2019
What a find in Deonte Harris. Best returner we've had since Beer Man by far.— Ryan (@datboywolf) December 22, 2019
Deonte Harris has been special man. Teams have already enough to think about when playing NOLA. Now they have to consider where to kick the damn ball.— Chris Conner (@Impatientbull) December 22, 2019
Dude has Beerman potential in my heart.
Could loom large in the playoffs
And, in closing, what about the defense?
5 sacks today for the #Saints defense! pic.twitter.com/0xKXaH4RPO— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 22, 2019
DeMario Davis : 11 tackles, 2 for loss & a sack— Lee Harvey (@AyeThatsLee) December 22, 2019
Chauncey Gardner-Johnson : 8 tackles & 1 for loss
Cameron Jordan : 4 tackles & a sack
AJ Klein : 3 tackles & 2 sacks
⚜️@CGJXXIII forces the fumble and recovers it: #SAINTS BALL! pic.twitter.com/otw8jAYtX9— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 22, 2019
Big boys in the backfield @demario__davis x @camjordan94 pic.twitter.com/k7KoQaNzvi— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 22, 2019
The New Orleans Saints in total were able to do what playoff, and Super Bowl hopeful teams often achieve. They overcame adversity in various ways. Every group contributed, and while being undermanned and missing key players throughout, the next man up rose to the challenge.
Until Week 17 — Geaux Saints!