The New Orleans Saints might not have been playing this past weekend, but that didn’t stop Saints fans from watching the games with a vested interest in the various outcomes.
As between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Los Angeles Rams, there was a divide among many Saints fans. Some wanted to make sure the Rams, the team that benefited from the pass interference no-call a few years ago to go to the Super Bowl and the team that blew a 17-point lead against the San Francisco 49ers two weeks ago to keep the Saints from reaching the postseason, experienced utter heartbreak. The majority of Saints fans wanted to make sure Tom Brady and the division rival (and I use the term “rival” loosely”) Tampa Bay Buccaneers failed to win another Super Bowl.
In the end, the Brady’s Bucs got bounced, and Saints Twitter was there to drink up the tears. Here are some of the best reactions after the game:
Bucs fans:— Christopher Dunnells (@ChrisDunnells) January 23, 2022
Pregame: "We got this!"
1st Q: "I'm not worried."
2nd Q: "I'm a little worried."
3rd Q: "We lost this one."
"We still have a chance..."
"We might win..."
4th Q: "WE'RE GOING TO WIN!"
Final: "Not only did we lose, I don't know who our QB will be next season."
Quarterbacks to beat Tom Brady twice this year include Matthew Stafford, Trevor Siemian, and Taysom Hill— John Sigler (@john_siglerr) January 23, 2022
Heartbreaking Bucs loss is the best outcome— dylan sanders (@DillySanders) January 23, 2022
As Bucs fans liked to remind us last year, an NFC South banner isn’t worth anything. So the 2021 Bucs season should be remembered for turning the ball over five times and getting swept by the Saints pic.twitter.com/qR1ei3bttA— Evan Saacks (@evansaacks) January 23, 2022
Drew Brees in the booth watching Brady's defense fail him on the final drive of a playoff game at home: pic.twitter.com/tmL5ZT2mAR— G (@WhenTheGsWalkIn) January 23, 2022