No love is lost in this division rivalry.
“It’s hard to beat an NFL team twice in three weeks.”
That was what pundits were saying leading up to the New Orleans Saints traveling to the division rival Atlanta Falcons. The Saints could clinch a playoff berth by sweeping the season series against the Falcons and a loss by the Chicago Bears.
The Bears ultimately lost to the Detroit Lions, and the Saints were able to hold on to a 21-16 win over the Falcons.
Because it was against a hated division rival, #SaintsTwitter responded calmly and politely, right?
You must not know this team. Here are some of the best reactions from #SaintsTwitter after the game:
That’s the ballgame! #Saints win! 21-16
The Saints sweep the season series against the Falcons and become the first NFC team to clinch a playoff berth. pic.twitter.com/vJeIsXwiO7
— Canal St. Chronicles (@SaintsCSC) December 6, 2020
— Rich Eisen (@richeisen) December 6, 2020
— Dylan Federico (@DylanFedericoWX) December 6, 2020
Ball game. Just win baby!!!
— Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) December 6, 2020
Saints wins 10-2!! Good work fellas.
— JackRabbit2.0 (@JjenkzLockdown) December 6, 2020
The Saints are 8-0 with backup quarterbacks starting the last two seasons.
— Nick Underhill (@nick_underhill) December 6, 2020
It was ugly at the end, but nine straight wins? That’s nothing to sneeze at.
— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) December 6, 2020
Stats show a dominant performance. However in the #nfl penalties often affect outcomes of games where talent levels are equal. Field position and drives kept alive are huge. Game wasn’t close except penalties (some legit and some not).
#Saints #SaintsGameday pic.twitter.com/mmWQEJrI5g
— Scott Shanle (@scottshanle) December 6, 2020
@SaintsCSC All I can do is tip my cap to you jerks, congratulations on the good football team. Can’t wait to see you guys lose in the postseason but until then I’ll just seethe quietly
— The Falcoholic (@TheFalcoholic) December 6, 2020
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 6, 2020
Who dat!!!!!!!!! ⚜️
— Reggie Bush (@ReggieBush) December 6, 2020
— Alvin Kamara (@A_kamara6) December 6, 2020
Jared Cook finished with 3 catches for 28 yards and a score.
— John Hendrix (@JohnJHendrix) December 6, 2020
Falcons announced just over 8 thousand in attendance, honestly doesn’t sound much different than when they are in full capacity here
— Mike Nabors (@MikeNabors) December 6, 2020
It’s a humbling game, that’s for sure….but man it feels good to get that 10th W⚜️⚜️ #24hrRule
— Wil Lutz (@wil_lutz5) December 6, 2020
The @Saints are 8-0 without Drew Brees over the last 2 years.
— Kay Adams (@heykayadams) December 6, 2020
“I can’t wait to give it to the Saints next time they lose to the Falcons when they shouldn’t” – Mike Florio
Sorry, Florio. Better luck next year. pic.twitter.com/DeLwgYKvdB
— Chris Rosvoglou (@RosvoglouReport) December 6, 2020
Falcons fans are upset after the game, but that’s just because it’s strange for them to watch a game where a team builds an early lead and doesn’t blow it later.
— Christopher Dunnells (@ChrisDunnells) December 6, 2020
IT’S OFFICIAL, THEY’RE IN!
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) December 6, 2020
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