The New Orleans Saints can bounce back against the Carolina Panthers. If there is any team in the NFL that can handle adversity it’s the Saints. When you think back to the last few years no team has gone through more adversity than the Saints. They have faced off the field issues and gone through an entire season without their head coach.
The Saints gut punched in the mouth Monday night, and quarterback Drew Brees was irrelevant. The Seattle Seahawks talked trash, finished their tackles, and made the Saints’ screen game look pathetic. The Seahawks put doubt into every Saints player and every Saints fan when it came to Super Bowl thoughts and dreams.
To make matters worse, the Saints’ plane had trouble and they were forced to find a hotel in a city that demoralized and emasculated them. The Saints not only have to bounce back against the Panthers, but they need to do it convincingly. Brees needs to be the motivator and leader that he is to help the Saints put up video game numbers against a top defense.
The Saints have the ability to hang in with anyone, but they have been two separate teams this year on the road and at home. This team is as tough to play at home as the Seahawks are at their place.
If the Saints can manage to throw 27 up against the Panthers I will continue to put them in the conversation to come out of the NFC. That includes a win in Seattle in the NFC Championship.