Saints’ Drew Brees reacts to New Orleans’ stunning loss to Vikings in Wild Card game
The Minnesota Vikings caught the New Orleans Saints off guard as they managed to win 26-20 in overtime. It was an abrupt and terrible end to a fantastic season that Drew Brees and the Saints have been enjoying until this point.
While they have no one but themselves to blame for their wild card exit, Brees congratulated the Vikings for pulling off an incredible upset over one of the favorites to make the Super Bowl.
The New Orleans Saints posted a video of the post-game presser and their QB was in a rather somber mood while talking about the team that took them down.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) January 5, 2020
“It’s a hard-fought football game. We played a really good team today. Obviously, they came ready to play. At the end of the day, they just made more plays than we did, right?”
He was correct in making that assumption. Kirk Cousins played decently in the pocket, notching 242 passing yards and one touchdown without making a pick. Adam Thielen was unstoppable, completing seven receptions for 129 yards. Dalvin Cook was arguably the best player on the field, rushing for 94 yards and two important touchdowns that got them the win.
Brees didn’t think his team played too badly, though.
“Love the way that we fought in the fourth quarter. We really didn’t play our best football until that point. But [we] put together some good drives during that period of time and put ourselves in a position to win. But unfortunately, they just made a few more plays than we did.”
The ten points the Saints got in the final frame was important in keeping the team alive. Brees wasn’t playing badly himself as he finished with 208 yards and a touchdown, but his interception may have cost his team the game. Taysom Hill did everything he could to help the team win, but it was just short of the goal.
They will have to try all over again this year, and the future is uncertain for these Saints.