Monday Night Showdown – Falcons vs. Saints

Can Falcons Sweep the Champs?

Well, it’s finally here Ladies and Gentlemen, the enormous Monday Night Football showdown with one of the greatest rivalries in sports. Many will point to the legendary NFC East or NFC North when mentioning NFL’s best enemy battles, but the bitter (and long-standing) rivalry between the Atlanta Falcons and New Orleans Saints should rank as not only one of the best matchups in the NFL, but in all of sports. Maybe it hasn’t always been extremely relevant in the past with mixed success of both teams, but it always has been a serious and hard-fought rivalry. The relevancy is much more obvious now. The Falcons and Saints recent success should vault the NFC South to one of toughest divisions in the NFL, even if it is often ignored by the mainstream media. ESPN at least knew exactly what they were doing when they circled the Falcons-Saints game in The Georgia Dome for one of their last matchups. The new order of having rivalry games at the end of the season worked out perfect for the NFL and overall television viewership. Not too much needs to be said on this one. Two of the best teams in the National Football League, two NFC powerhouses, one defending Super Bowl Champion, a Monday Night appearance, national implications, and a possible division title and home-field advantage on the line. Put directly, it doesn’t get much bigger than this folks. Six searing questions from the gigantic battle on Monday Night Football……..

1) How Bad Will Birds Want This One?

Most will scoff at this question since, as mentioned above, it doesn’t get much bigger than this, but a slight caveat enters into the fold. The Falcons technically don’t need this game to win the NFC South title and lock up home-field advantage with the #1 seed for the playoffs. Due to tiebreaker rules, all the Falcons have to do is win one of the next two games to get what they want. After the Saints Monday Night matchup, the Falcons will host the lowly Carolina Panthers with one of the worst records in the entire league. All that being said though, you have to figure that this group of players have penciled this one in a long time ago, much like the fans. Most knew how important this one would be when the schedule was released. Although the Birds have finally started to gain respect from the ditto-talking heads in the media, there’s still a sense that they’re not the most “hyped team,” regardless of record. Judging by Roddy White’s Twitter smack talking (see below), the Birds not only want to finish the drill so to speak against the hated Saints, but also want to prove once and for all that they’re for real and have a legitimate shot at the whole darn thing. This one will have a playoff atmosphere and the Falcons are ready for their true test.

2) Can Falcons Handle Healthy Saints?

Not taking anything whatsoever away from the Falcons on their huge victory in New Orleans early in the season because injuries are absolutely a part of the game, just ask the 2009 Atlanta Falcons. However, the Saints were a good bit banged up in their first meeting missing Reggie Bush, Darren Sharper, and lost Pierre Thomas during the game as well. Rookie Chris Ivory was just getting his bearings and Marques Colston had little to no impact, even though he was healthy. The Saints reeled off 7 straight wins before their loss to the Ravens in Baltimore last weekend. The first victory took everything the Falcons had to get the W in overtime. Many thought the Saints would spiral in irrelevancy after stunning losses to the Cardinals and Browns. That hasn’t happened and the Falcons have won 8 straight games and even tied an NFL record for most consecutive road wins. Every one expects an all-out, bare-knuckled fight on Monday Night, but Falcons fans have learned to stop being so nervous.

3) Can the DL Continue Their Pressure?

One of the questions going into the Seahawks game was whether the defensive line’s surge of good pressure would continue or whether it was simply playing a severely under-matched team in the Carolina Panthers. The Falcons defensive front continued their pressure resulting in a handful of sacks and causing a fumble in the endzone which led to a touchdown, which most definitely turned the game around. The defense in general seems to be playing better and better every week (see below) and it couldn’t come at a better time. That being said, the Falcons have done extremely well against two of the weakest offenses in the NFL. Even though it seems to be a worn out cliché at this point, the real test will come on Monday Night against one of the best quarterbacks in the league in Drew Brees. It is true that Brees isn’t having the same year he had last season, he still is one of the most dangerous QBs in the league and his deep strike, quick play potential can test any defense. Abraham, Babineaux, Anderson, Peters, Jerry, Biermann, and Davis will need yet another big game to keep Brees uncomfortable and nervous in the pocket.

4) Will The “Bruise Brothers” Show Out?

As many teams have shown throughout the season and beyond, the best defense can often times be a clock-chewing, ball-control running offense. Michael Turner is surely on his way to his second Pro Bowl in three years and much of the credit goes to the offensive line who has gelled once again and not only is protecting Matt Ryan, but also paving the way for Turner and Snelling to smash first downs and eat the time of possession up. Another realm who gets credit is OC Mike Mularkey and the offensive staff for not giving up on the run too easily and quickly when the running game is getting shut down early on. One of the biggest strengths of the Falcons offensive gameplan is for the running game to wear down the defense and after many 2, 3, and 4 yard gains, the O-Line, Turner, and Snelling will break some long ones in the fourth quarter. That doesn’t always work if the Falcons are consistently put in 3rd and longs and ask Matt Ryan and the passing game to continue to bail them out. The return of Jason Snelling comes at a perfect time because Gartrell Johnson and Antone Smith proved they couldn’t take advantage of their big opportunity and the “Bruise Brothers” will be together once again. Can they ground and pound the Saints into submission?

5) Is the Defense Finally Peaking?

Again, many fans will scoff at this question as well, but is the defense finally hitting it’s stride at the perfect time? It’s almost impossible to gauge the question after playing consecutive weeks against the Panthers and Seahawks. And even the run defense gave up over 200 yards rushing to the lowly Panthers. But the question should gain a little consideration because Dunta Robinson seems to finally getting his zone at cornerback, joining Brent Grimes major push to make the Pro Bowl with his superb performance and high interception total this year. William Moore has had an outstanding first year at strong safety, where he has a fantastic nose for being around the ball. Even though the Falcons secondary ranks very low in yards given up, they are one of the best in the NFL in fewest points allowed. Thomas DeCoud has had a less than stellar follow-up campaign after a fantastic first year, but he seems to be getting his groove back. Curtis Lofton is making his own push for the Pro Bowl by adding sacks and interceptions to go along with his stellar tackling skills.

Mike Peterson still has some gas left in the tank and Stephen Nicholas is making a case to be a future starter when Peterson decides to hang it up. Sean Weatherspoon seems to be getting back in the swing after an injury sidetracked what was a very promising start. John Abraham is back to his old sack master self and is getting very good help from the inside with Babineaux, rookie Corey Peters, Jamaal Anderson, Vance Walker, and Peria Jerry recovering from knee injury. The other DE position has been underwhelming, but Kroy Biermann and Chauncey Davis have shown some life the last couple of weeks. They’ve always been good against the run (except for a few games), creating turnovers, and keeping teams out of the endzone. Could they finally be “putting it altogether” so to speak at the perfect time?

6) Roddy, C’mon Man!

The Falcons have done a masterful job of staying off the bulletin board in terms of giving other teams something to use for motivation. They have actually been able to feed off their own bulletin board material to large success (remember the Best Team in the NFC?) and that has always been a major characteristic of the New England Way that Thomas Dimitroff hails from and Coach Mike Smith subscribes to as well. Roddy White is the best receiver in the NFL…..period. His competitive juices surely have helped lead him to being the best WR this year, but his emotions have also gotten away from him a couple of times and have cost the team some serious penalty yardage. Those have always remained on the field however. Roddy White, unintentionally perhaps, ignited a nice little fire about New Orleans, the Saints, and even some fans took it as him talking about Hurricane Katrina. Much to his credit, White apologized for his comments and said he was taken out of context and that he was just kidding around a little bit. That being said though, you can bet that some of the players and coaches are using that as serious motivation about the upcoming game. From the bit on ESPN Countdown they do before each Monday Night Football game, in the words of Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson, and Keyshawn Johnson…Roddy, “C’mon Man!”

Bonus Questions

-How crazy and loud will The Dome be rocking around 8:20 pm on Monday night?

-Will the Saints come out guns a-blazin’?

-Fast or slow start for offense?

-Fast or slow start for defense?

-Can Falcons continue trend of picks against Drew Brees?

-Will Birds have an answer for Lance Moore this time?

-How much will special teams play a role this time?

-Will offense continue their emergence towards the deep ball?

-Which Falcons SHOULD make the Pro Bowl?

-Which Falcons WILL make the Pro Bowl?

Expert’s Time (Your Turn)

-Simple and Direct: How’s it gonna be?

-How bad will this team want this game?

-Is this a time for Falcons to become “official” to national media?

-Will a healthy Saints team pose a bigger problem?

-Can Falcons DL continue their pressure?

-Will Birds LB’s keep up with Bush and Thomas?

-A huge game for the “Bruise Brothers?”

-Is the defense actually peaking or just weak opponents?

-How confident do you feel as Falcons ready for playoffs?

-Your thoughts on Roddy’s tweets: big deal or much ado about nothing?

628 comments Add your comment

Unca' Bob

December 27th, 2010
8:30 am

Unca' Bob

December 27th, 2010
8:32 am

BobbyDawg,

They can’t run. Can’t stop the run either.

Bangkapi Ajarn

December 27th, 2010
9:46 am

Robert – Nicely written. And responded to thusly–

The magical Lombardi shield that the crusading invaders have so successfully used in the past to shatter the will of valiant foes (who were ultimately planted ignominiously into the closest mound of Astroturf) has been dented – first by the heroic birds of prey that invaded the Superdome and snatched the mighty crusaders mojo from the lips of the magical Lombardi Chalice, and yet again last week when another Poe-ish avian barbarian breached the sheen of the Saints magical shield.

Now, as the lingering echos of frozen sleigh bells are finally, inexorably fading into the snow covered hills to the north, the Crusading Saints march into the Dome – the lair of the Falcon deep in the land of the Phoenix – to roam the home of their fierce feathered foe and attempt to regain their mojo, and restore the sheen of their magical Lombardi.

Alas, the crusading Saints will Leave the land of the Phoenix with their quest unrequited and their mojo lining the Falcon nest.

The masters of the Mardi Gras will nevertheless regroup in the land of the Delta blues and once again come marching into the Dome when the final apocalyptic battle for NFC supremacy comes to the home of the Phoenix in a month hence.

Bangkapi Ajarn

December 27th, 2010
9:48 am

Interesting bit of Trivia (to me at least)

Yahoo trending now –
Atlanta Falcons – 6
New Orleans saints – 2

Jack Black is No. 1,by the way.

JJ

December 27th, 2010
9:52 am

Unca’Bob, tks for link, good read.

RWLoveSr – very inspirational and I agree, IT’S WAR!!!

Hope one of you lucky ones going to the game gets Elmo or a poster of elmo on tv tonight.It would be a nice dig at the fab 4 at nfl studios. Think Deion believes in our team but every week they ask him if his pick is influenced by his jersey in the rafters. But really, who CARES what they all say. We will earn respect in Dallas!!!

JJ

December 27th, 2010
9:57 am

BA, lol, love it!!! You have the gift of literature Mr. Teacher.

Robert W Love Sr

December 27th, 2010
10:12 am

Kudos to Bangkapi Ajarn, nicely written, well received by the Falcon’s Faithful

“You’re in the midst of a war: a battle between the limits of a crowd seeking the surrender of your dreams, and the power of your true vision to create and contribute. It is a fight between those who will tell you what you cannot do, and that part of you that knows and has always known that we are more than our environment; and that a dream, backed by an unrelenting will to attain it, is truly a reality with an imminent arrival.”

Anthony Robbins

anayalove

December 27th, 2010
10:13 am

‎”Today is the day that the lord has made let’s win Falcon’s”
Everyone it’s time to get crunk and support the Atlanta Falcon’s! Let the Aint’s no dat we are here to defend our house at the Dome…It’s GRIMETIME today and the Aint’s must GO DOWN and we must RISE UP!!! Let’s show the Falcon’s some love…

Bangkapi Ajarn

December 27th, 2010
10:15 am

JJ – THX!

If I was able to edit in the blog, I would likely make a couple changes (the curse of writers I suspect, perpetually changing, trying to make it better). The following paragraph would be:

“Alas, the crusading Saints will Leave the land of the Phoenix with their quest unrequited and their mojo lining the Falcon poo pit.”

Of course, if I was any good I would have a publisher for my book and I would finish it!

Bangkapi Ajarn

December 27th, 2010
10:21 am

Robert – Thanks!

Are you a writer? An appreciation of the power of words permeates your posts. Nice quote from Robbins (I am a sci fi fan myself), a few months ago some of the regulars here were tossing in their favorite Sun Tzu quotes, you would have fit right in I suspect.

Bangkapi Ajarn

December 27th, 2010
10:23 am

Anayalove – I love the “Grimetime” reference, Brett will have his share of highs and lows I suspect, and may well be the one that drives the nail in the Saints Coffin in the final two minutes!

JJ

December 27th, 2010
10:26 am

Robert – great quote!

“a dream, backed by an unrelenting will to attain it, is truly a reality with an imminent arrival.”

bigdave

December 27th, 2010
11:05 am

This GREAT TEAM has been totally IGNORED by the “experts” all year. We will find out if this TEAM OF OURS IS REALLY GREAT…or not! This game will come down to 1) who wants it the most and 2) who makes the least mistakes. The falcons are a hard hitting, ball hawking “team”, but lets tackle the gut FIRST! DO NOT LET BREEZE RUN AROUND UNCHALLENGED CAUSE HE WILL PICK YOU APART!!! THERE MUST BE A PASS RUSH COSISTENTLY!! THE WORLD IS WATCHING!! BE A HERO! ANYBODY CAN!

stendek

December 27th, 2010
11:13 am

Have been Falcon watcher since 1966 so put those tar and feathers away. Could this scenario occur? Close loss to Saints at Georgia Dome. Unthinkable upset defeat against Panthers? No division title. No home field playoff advantage. Wild card playoff spot. Could that nightmare occur? Hope not! Honestly. Packers scare me Hell of a lot more than Philly Vultures. Like Falcon chances in rematch with thug dog killer Michael Sick birdies. Do not feel confident about rematch with Packers. Anyone else concur? Oh well. Just rip Saints to wipe that distasteful scenario out entirely! GO FALCONS! STENDEK

Eric C.

December 27th, 2010
12:05 pm

Stendek, that scenario could certainly happen if the Falcons lose a close, emotional game against the Saints. The Falcons would have a short week to recover and the Panthers have been off since Thursday. Of course, there is nothing that says the Saints will just blow past the Bucs if they have an emotional win vs the Falcons. Yep, agree…just take care of business tonight and make next week irrelevant.

Bangkapi Ajarn

December 27th, 2010
12:23 pm

The Bucks WILL be highly motivated when they meet the Saints next week from what I understand –
IF the Bears beat the Packers next week (likely, the Bears D is really hitting their stride, and they will be playing for #2 seed and a bye week to heal)

THEN — A Bucks win against the Saints will put them into the playoffs! The saints will already be assured of a playoff spot, so they may not be at full capacity.

Cane Pole

December 27th, 2010
12:40 pm

Morning Cage

The Falcon need to go ahead and take care of business tonight. A lose tonight would not be good for the Birds to go into the last week . The Panthers as of today have clinched the first round spot so they will play the Falcons hard and could be an injure game also . I just don’t like what I see if they have to win the last game to clinch the title and home field . Bad vibes on that outcome .

Get er done Tonight Birds . !!!!!

The way I have thought more and more about this game I just see a win coming . We match up well against the Saints . Our run game will get going I hope sooner than later but it will get going.

The key to this game will be a showing of H Dougles and Snellings . And M J . IF M Ryan gets his groove on with these guys as well as R White , Tony G , and Turner the score board is going to light up.

The Saints FB has a bad hammy and R Bush has really yet to be the same after the injure . He has had moments but nothing real consistent .So there running game should not do well . Bree’s also has been putting up a lot of yards put has thrown a lot of picks also.

The Falcons D has got to get it going in this game if they can hold R Bush down . Time for the Spoon to step up and hold bush on those slot passes and screens .If our D plays there best game the Falcons bag the win and all of the above .

FALCONS 34 SAINTS 24 …

Cane Pole

December 27th, 2010
12:51 pm

I guess it ant mornin is it .OH Well my bad …SLEEP IN TODAY ……COME ON 8.30

Bangkapi Ajarn

December 27th, 2010
1:03 pm

Cane Pole – it is always morning somewhere, no worries!

I also saw where the Panthers have clinched the 1st pick in the draft, I think we will be seeing Andrew Luck twice a year for quite a while now (and Breezie, and the up and rising Freeman). Tough Division, but the Falcons are BUILT for this division.

Bangkapi Ajarn

December 27th, 2010
1:03 pm

Nookah

December 27th, 2010
1:22 pm

Greetings Cagers!!

Which other blog displays such lierary prowess? Gimme a second while I think….I guess no other!!!

We have truly arisen!!!

Folks as I have reiterated on more than one occasion, it is of no relevance or significance what the analysts think. They see the NFL through Brady/Breeze/Rogers sun glasses anyway. Even when we make it to the SB you’ll hear we only play well in a dome and our achivements will be downplayed. We will continue to be bombarded with negativity but all that matters is that we continue to suppport our Birds.

Stendek,

That’s a likely scnario but the Bucs will have everything to play for vs. the Saints next week so that game is no gimme as the so-called experts would like to think.

For what it’s worth, Antonio Pierce (ex-Giants defender), just gave us some kudos and picked us to win. His reason, Matty is too cool in the Dome.

HTB – Hard to beat!!!

Go Falcons!!!

Nuff respect everytime!!!

There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air;
If you listen carefully now you will hear.
This could be the first trumpet, might as well be the last:
Many more will have to suffer,
Many more will have to die – don’t ask me why.

Things are not the way they used to be,
I won’t tell no lie;
One and all have to face reality now.
‘Though I’ve tried to find the answer to all the questions they ask.
‘Though I know it’s impossible to go livin’ through the past -
Don’t tell no lie.

There’s a natural mystic blowing through the air………………… Robert Nesta!

John Waynesworld

December 27th, 2010
3:07 pm

BA it looks as if Carolina will have to pick someone other than Mr. Luck. Apparently he is heavily leaning toward staying another year. That leaves…..NOBODY for the Panthers to call an instant franchise QB. Jake Locker fizzled like a wet firecracker this year and Ryan Mallet has tent spikes for feet and couldn’t outrun a lava flow, so there’s not really a plan B draft pick that can carry rookie year NFL water for the Panthers. Plenty of projects like ole golden pants Terrell Pryor (if he leaves) or Cam Newton, but no plug-in guys like Luck. We are so lucky to have Ryan.

Bangkapi Ajarn

December 27th, 2010
3:20 pm

JW, I would LOVE to see the Panthers stick with Claussen, I remember feeling Joy when I heard the Panthers drafted him, look what he has done for his coaches career :-) .

SOMEBODY NEED TOO TELL THE TRUTH

December 27th, 2010
3:31 pm

The game tonight shouldn’t be as close as the odds makers, prognosticators, talking heads and fans here in the cage, (inlcuding me) think it will be. We should win this game by 10 points or more. The Saints run game is much weaker than our first meeting, Ivory is hurt and Bush still hadn’t found his groove, We shouldn’t completely sell out on stopping their passing game, but we should come very close in doing that. 3-3-5 defense, extra corner, disguise blitzes, out sheme them with different defensive looks, the Saints may try running the ball a couple of times to keep us honest, but Brees will have 45 to 50 attempts tonight. We dont have to sack him, but we need to clog the passing lanes and put adequate pressure ,knocking him to the turf will take a toll. I’m not predicting a score, but we will pick Brees 3x tonight, in route to a victory.

Can you cagers hear that? Corks off Champagne Bottles, celebrating the division title and homefield throughout the plaffoffs! GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Zoomie

December 27th, 2010
4:04 pm

Wish I had your optimism, Truth. I think the Falcons will prevail in a nailbiter.

(I’ve already covered everything in plastic in anticipation of all the beer I’ll be spraying out of my nose tonight . . .)

Falco

December 27th, 2010
4:26 pm

I want a division crown cap!!!

Falco

December 27th, 2010
4:37 pm

Dilfer says, “….the Atlanta Falcons have not stopped the Saints…”

John Waynesworld

December 27th, 2010
4:46 pm

Yea, Falco, Mr. 70 career passer rating knows about offensive success. 3rd and long used to be a pipe dream to him in his ball managing days.

Falco

December 27th, 2010
4:50 pm

Dilfer’s a dillweed. Yessir.

Sarah B

December 27th, 2010
4:58 pm

Dressed and ready to go. Sorry guys no Daisy Dukes tonight, Roddy White Jersey, White turtle neck, jeans and a heavy pea coat. Ticket – check, MARTA card – check, Beer money – check, Radio – check, Very LOUD yelling voice – check, Winning Attitude – check, probably not be able to talk tomorrow – check. Let’s GO FALCONS!!!!!

BobbyDawg

December 27th, 2010
5:00 pm

Well! We’re off to have wings and beer and then on to The Dome. I informed my friends that I will be signing autographs to which they didn’t reply. I just don’t understand!
ROLL ON FALCONS!

Atlanta Peach

December 27th, 2010
5:04 pm

Hi Sarah, Belated Merry Christmas to you and all the cagers !

Falco

December 27th, 2010
5:06 pm

Have fun Sarah and bring us a W !!!

Sarah B

December 27th, 2010
5:25 pm

Hey Peach! Look for us on TV although Sec. 342 never gets shown. Falco I will!!! Brees won’t be able to hear a thing!

John Waynesworld

December 27th, 2010
5:26 pm

I’m going to throw this out, again, to my fellow travelers in the Bird Cage. REMEMBER the BBDB (bend but don’t break) will be in play throughout tonight. Drew Brees is going to try to throw the home run against us, but all he will get (like last time) is a whole lot of yards in the middle of the field. So don’t sweat the big plays between the 20s friends, as there will be several of them. Just remember that if we can get them down before they cross the 20 yard line, then the defense did it’s job because that is where our D bucks up (Stat alert: Falcons – #22 passing defense / #3 scoring defense).

Imagine the reverse, if Brees and the Saints were rolling up and down the field like Matty Ice and the Falcons do every week. There would be verbal rioting amongst the Cagers if we had to watch what other team’s fans have to watch when our offensive machine is driving for 10 minutes at a time. We have to expect the Saints to have a couple of those as well, as part of the normal flow of two good offensive teams matching wits against each other. Prediction: 34-31 Falcons.

Are all you Saints fans’ sphincters set to “pucker” mode? Good, then…GAME ON!!!

Sarah B

December 27th, 2010
5:28 pm

JWW that’s where Grimes comes in! GO Mighty Mouse!

JJ

December 27th, 2010
5:28 pm

They are taking poll questions at ESPN.sportsnation and will pick one to air at halftime tonight. Heres mine:

Who is the worst analyst at ESPN who also was the only Super Bowl winning QB to be canned the following yr?

A. Trent Duffus
B. Trent Dilfer
C. Trent Dumas
D. All of the Above

Sarah B

December 27th, 2010
5:29 pm

Sticking with Falcons 31 – Saints 21!!!

Sarah B

December 27th, 2010
5:29 pm

It’s B JJ, It’s B!!!!

JJ

December 27th, 2010
5:29 pm

Sarah, stay warm, wind chill will be a biotch!

Atlanta Peach

December 27th, 2010
5:37 pm

Get on their feet Sarah ! Make it Noisey as Hell !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sarah B

December 27th, 2010
5:38 pm

I know right! Glad we are inside – call me a wuss! Just waiting for Gene – going for Mexican(ritual)then to the Dome!!!

Arno

December 27th, 2010
5:39 pm

R.

U.

REDY.

!!!!

John Waynesworld

December 27th, 2010
5:44 pm

That’s right Sarah, Brent will set Drew up for a big interception!

Cane Pole

December 27th, 2010
5:58 pm

I’m ready for the game tonight . I got my 98 NFC Champion shirt on and ready to see a Div win .

COME ON 8.30 ……GO FALCONS …!!!!!!!!

JJ

December 27th, 2010
6:03 pm

JJ

December 27th, 2010
6:13 pm

Cane Pole

December 27th, 2010
6:34 pm

You guys going to the game gotta bring it .ROCK THE HOUSE ..!!!!!!

I “m gonna be listening for you guys and gals to SCREAM YOUR HEADS OFF !!!!!!!!!!

Coop

December 27th, 2010
6:49 pm

Evening Cage! I’ll be holding it down here in Texas. Man, I thought this wasn’t a big game since we can beat Carolina and clinch the #1 seed. BUT, I am stoked! This feels like the biggest game of the year.

Smitty, Matt, Roddy, Mike, Abe, et. al… You carry the love, support, hope, and dreams of an entire city and more. Nearly 5 decades has built us to expect the worst in the midst of the greatest opportunity. Not tonight. I am emboldened by your efforts and I believe! You must suceed! You will suceed! In life, you either define the moment, or the moment defines you. I believe this team is finally ready (for the first time in nearly 50 years) to truly define the moment.

Stay safe men. Keep your feet and knees together, and I’ll see you on the dropzone!

John Waynesworld

December 27th, 2010
7:17 pm

Good pregame Coop. Hold strong in Jerryland.

NFL Network guys are hearing that Payton is going after Dunta Robinson’s side of the field tonight due to Grimes’ good play recently and also Brees remembers his pick in week 3.