Fleur De Lis Data News Weekly Contributor
It went down to the wire, but the Saints showed they had what it took to overcome a 16 point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat their bitter rivals the Atlanta Falcons in the season opener.
The Who Dat Nation traveled to the ATL showing support for the boys in Black and Gold.
“It was great to see all the Saints fans that traveled to Atlanta for the game. My brother and I gave a bus ride with 50 people on it, and it was great. I love the way the team kept it together to come out with a win,” said Charlie Tenner, a longtime Saints fan who often travels to games.
They showed they have what it takes to win under new coach Dennis Allen. Quarterback Jameis Winston and wide receiver Michael Thomas came alive in the fourth quarter where they connected for two touchdowns. Also, kicker Wil Lutz hit a field goal to put the Saints up and the special teams also came alive blocking a last second field goal attempt by Atlanta to seal the victory.
All around the Saints showed in the fourth quarter the spark that’s made them a great regular season team under Sean Payton and Drew Brees. They seem they can take this into this new era under Dennis Allen.
By the outpouring of support by the Who Dat Nation, it evident they are ready to roll with the Black and Gold. Hopefully, to this year’s Super Bowl.