In the end, the injuries and poor-execution from the Saints was not enough to eke out a win over Patrick Mahomes and the defending Super Bowl champs. It ended up being a roller coaster of a game, and a game Saints fans hope is a preview of two teams headed for the Super Bowl in February - but the Saints might hope for a different outcome next time.
Here are the best social media reactions from the game:
Saints lose to Chiefs 32-29.— Rod Walker (@RodWalkerNola) December 21, 2020
Vikings come to Dome on Christmas Day.
Maybe I’ll look silly for saying this later, but:— Canal St. Chronicles (@SaintsCSC) December 21, 2020
If the Saints have their reigning Offensive Player of the Year, their other All-Pro WR, both starting guards, their starting defensive line, and their Pro Bowl safety...
I like our chances.
guys, we’re fine— christian wood stan account (@DillySanders) December 21, 2020
I’ll say this. If that was the Chiefs at 85%, we made it a 3-pt game operating at a solid 60%.— Maddy Hudak (@MaddyHudak_94) December 21, 2020
If this ends up the SB, with a healthy o-line, healthy Brees back in-sync, Michael Thomas, Deonte Harris, TQS, maybe Callaway, and a 90% healthy defense, I take the Saints.
Saints have to get healthy. Lost Marcus, Trey, Peat and Tre'Quan this game. You already have Mike, Deonte and Callaway on IR.— Chris Rosvoglou (@RosvoglouReport) December 21, 2020
Time of possession was pretty astounding. Chiefs had the ball for more than 40 minutes.— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) December 21, 2020
Great game between 2 great teams. Hoping we see it again February in Tampa, FL. . Still think @Saints are the better overall TEAM. Next time will have back 2 pro bowl WRs: @Cantguardmike @tayynation1— Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) December 21, 2020
On to Christmas day vs Vikings! #Saints@CoxSportsTV #clinchNFCSouth
If Drew is throwing to Michael Thomas instead of scrubs we’re probably winning this game.— Dylan Federico (@DylanFedericoWX) December 21, 2020
Reporter: Alvin, would you say this game felt like a playoff game?— Luke Johnson (@ByLukeJohnson) December 21, 2020
Alvin Kamara: No
No excuses! No matter how I feel about it, an ejectable offense was the outcome, I hurt the squad, and in the 4th qtr on a crucial drive! that’s on me! This loss on me! Can’t happen! Whatever the correction I will be better— cameron jordan (@camjordan94) December 21, 2020
Saints QB Drew Brees laughed when asked if he was 100% and said "No." Then quickly added, "But I'm on my way."— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) December 21, 2020
Brees said at this time of year everybody's fighting through something. Said this is an offense that is dependent on high efficiency, and it was just a hair off early.
D*mn that one hurt!! This team is special watch what I tell you! We gone finish on top— Justin Hardee Sr. (@jhardee_19) December 21, 2020
Bounce back no holding our heads!— Ceedy Duce. (@CGJXXIII) December 21, 2020
Watching Alvin Kamara should be pay per view.— Ross Jackson (@RossJacksonNOLA) December 21, 2020
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