The New Orleans Saints have had some time to recover from their devastating playoff loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but the players who visited the Twin Cities for Super Bowl festivities this week couldn't escape reminders of that game. Between the cold weather, seeing Vikings fans and looking at the set up for the big game, Saints players can't help but think about how close they were to representing the NFC in the Super Bowl instead of the Philadelphia Eagles, who will face the New England Patriots on Sunday. "I feel like we're supposed to be here right now," rookie cornerback Marshon Lattimore said this week. That's a popular sentiment among Saints players. "If you were in our locker room, you should feel that way, and I think everybody does," linebacker Craig Robertson said. The Saints had the lead against the Vikings in the divisional round matchup until Minnesota scored on Stefon Diggs' 61-yard touchdown reception as time expired. One more tackle could've given the Saints a win and a trip to the NFC Championship, but they instead became the first team to lose on a walk-off touchdown in the postseason.
Saints think they should be playing in Super Bowl; optimistic about next season
New Orleans Times-Picayune | Feb 4