Petter’s Playoff Preview: Sending the Saints Marching Home

Happy 2018 y’all. It’s been months since my last post. Hopefully one or two of you remember me. I couldn’t pass up the chance to write a blog previewing the first Vikings playoff matchup this year — the year they’re facing the highest expectations since before I was born. So here goes. We all remember Week 1: Vikings throttle the Saints 29-19, and people write New Orleans off as a sub-par squad that’ll probably miss the playoffs. We’ve also all seen this week’s headlines: the Saints are not the same…

Saints might be up for HBO Hard Knocks

The New Orleans Saints are one of several teams that could be on the HBO series Hard Knocks this upcoming season, and reports from Pro Football Talk are that they are bracing for that. Hard Knocks is a favorite of mine, getting good inside access to NFL teams during the grind of Training Camp. The Saints would be an interesting choice, but they wouldn’t be my first pick.   Teams can be required to be on Hard Knocks by the league if they have not been on the show in…