They say all good things must come to an and end and so it proved last night as the Saints fell 13-10 @ the Dallas Cowboys.
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Thanksgiving for us Brits is a bit of an odd concept, its something not many or any of us really celebrate, but to our friends across the pond its a national holiday and a chance to spend a day with family. Football on thanksgiving goes back to 1876 and The University of Michigan. They became the first team in history to regularly host a thanksgiving game. The NFL adopted this tradition in 1920 under its former APFA name, 6 games were hosted that day.
As the years have gone on the NFL has developed its thanksgiving model and since 2006 three contests have regularly been held on Thanksgiving. The Detroit Lions and Dallas Cowboys are regular hosts, with the third a game picked by the NFL, normally a divisional game. This year the red hot Saints.
There has been plenty of debate in the last couple of weeks over who is going to be the regular season MVP this season. The general consensus is that it is a straight fight between Drew Brees and Patrick Mahomes.
I’m going to make the case for my QB – Drew Brees.
So here we are, week 9 and the Saints who sit at 6-1 are hosting the undefeated LA Rams who sit at 8-0 in a game that could have huge ramifications for the playoff seedings in the NFC. The Superdome is going to be full of energy and LOUD. If the Saints win they take over as the current number 1 seed in the NFC, if they lose they could potentially fall 1.5 games behind the Rams and making that deficit up could be difficult in the remaining games.