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Yet Another Disappointing Season Ends in Chicago

In what has become a house of horrors for the Saints, the Windy City of Chicago will once again be the final resting place of the 2008 New Orleans Saints season.

Thursday night the team had everything to gain with a win over the Bears, but instead, a bad OT penalty along with some questionable play calling was the cause of the teams third straight loss to the Bears 27-24 in a game that for all intents and purposes kicks them to the curb with any 08 postsesason hopes.

Once Robbie Gould kicked a 35-yard field goal in OT to give the Bears the win, it was right back to the old saying of “coulda, woulda, shoulda.” The team had their chances, but once again, could not take advantage of Bears miscuses, and they never even got a shot in OT to try and win it.

“I was proud of the way we fought back,” said a disappointed Head Coach Sean Payton after the game. “But when there is a 129-yard difference in the kicking return game in favor of the other team and you struggle defensively on third downs, that’s what happens and why we are at .500.”

And that’s why for the second straight year this team that looked like a team that could go all the way to the dance, will instead sit home and watch the playoffs without a partner come the first week in January.

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One Response to “Yet Another Disappointing Season Ends in Chicago”

  1. Islandgypsy says:

    Just so you know, the phrase is “for all intents and purposes,” not “intensive purposes.”

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