Some guy named Hayden Reel at the Canal Street Chronicles SB Nation blog wrote a story titled “What if the Minneapolis Miracle Never Happened?”
Good question. What if the Saints had completed their comeback instead of blowing a late lead by allowing the Vikings go 75 yards on four plays for a touchdown?
The Saints almost certainly would have beaten the Philadelphia Eagles in the NFC Title Game if the Minneapolis Miracle didn’t happen. In the immortal words of Alvin Kamara: “We’d beat the s–t out of the Eagles cause we was rolling.” The Saints were rolling at the time, having erased a 17 point deficit at halftime only to lose to the football gods for the first of three straight years.
Chris Long laughed off the story with a Michael Jordan meme while Torrey Smith responded in this fashion:
— Torrey Smith (@TorreySmithWR) May 13, 2020
Yep. Nobody was beating the Eagles that day. Not the Vikings, not the Saints, not the 1985 Chicago Bears or 1972 Miami Dolphins. The Birds were DESTINED for the Super Bowl.
Saints fans are kind of annoying, aren’t they? Playing the “we would have beaten the Eagles” card just seems incredibly pitiful when you couldn’t even hold a lead with 25 seconds remaining on the clock. This would be like Sixers fans saying that the team would have won the NBA title if Kawhi’s shot didn’t go in, as if the Bucks and Warriors’ series would have been gimmes.
I agree with Torrey Smith. The Eagles would have whooped that ass.