Getting It Done and Striving to Be Number 1

Fleur De Lis Data News Weekly Columnist
This is Fleur De Lis wishing all my NOLA folks Happy Thanksgiving. All I can say about this week’s game is “whew” in their 34-31 win against the Carolina Panthers. Now they are four games up in the NFC South.
They are now 9-2 and are a game away from clinching their third straight NFC South Division Title. Next week if we beat up on the dirty birds of Atlanta, we can clinch the division and then fight to become the number one seed in the NFC playoffs.
We got San Francisco coming up in the next few weeks, which may be a preliminary for the NFC Championship game. I feel we have what it takes to knock them off and this year get to the Super Bowl in Miami. Even though we were one bad call away from making it last year but let me stick to this year’s team who is getting it done.
This year the Saints have shown that they have found all kinds of ways to win and that they can overcome injuries and adversity to make the big plays and win games.
This week they got it done, while not the best-played game, they made key plays and capitalized on the mistakes of the Panthers. This game was truly a nail biter that kept all of us on the edge of our seats. The fans in the stadium and all the fans cheered with excitement as in the final seconds the Saints put together a game-winning drive and Wil Lutz connected on a field goal to give the Saints a victory the same way he did in week one against the Houston Texans.
We got the W, I guess that’s what matters, but this game should have been an easy game for our Saints, who are by far a better team than the Panthers. But as we move to the playoffs where we will be playing the league’s best, we have to put our best foot forward and play with consistency.
So now onto Atlanta on Thanksgiving Day, which we hope will be a day where we will celebrate clinching the division and be second lining both in the N.O. and in the A.
In closing to all my NOLA people, I say Happy Thanksgiving and Bayou Classic. Get out and enjoy your family, friends and loved ones. Be thankful for what you got and live your best life.

Nov 24, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints fans in the stands celebrate after a win against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Nov 24, 2019; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan with his daughters before their game against the Carolina Panthers at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Brees Running off the field after their dramatic 34-31 victory over the Carolina Panthers…Give this man 2 minutes with the ball and anything is possible.

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