Jump to content
Elky

Bigger choke artists: 2017-2019 Saints or 2003-2005 Colts

Which team were bigger choke artists?  

32 members have voted

  1. 1. Which one?

    • 2003-2005 Indianapolis
      13
    • 2017-2019 New Orleans
      20


Recommended Posts

During their respective three year stretches, I'm pretty sure they won more games than any other team. Yet, they disappointed in the playoffs.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I can see not saying NO because of the NRC call costing them the game which is a fair point. I voted them because it's 3 straight losses on the last second. Last 2 as home favorites and first one on one of the most improbably plays in playoff history. 

Colts definitely fell apart in the playoffs but if memory serves me correctly, they only lost to eventual SB teams. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The Colts' 3 losses came to two HOF QBs, 2 of their games were on the road, and all 3 teams that beat them went on to win the SB.

 

The Saints' 3 losses came to Kirk Cousins, Jared Goff, and Case Keenum (not exactly a murderer's row there). 2 of their 3 losses were at home, and all 3 teams they lost to got beat by double digits in their next game.

 

The Colts lost to 3 really good teams... I think its clear the Saints had bigger chokes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Colts. I remember ESPN and other sports news outlets making a bigger fuss about those playoff losses. Besides Brees already brought the Saints a Championship at this point. Peyton on the other hand was hearing all Marino talk.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

07-09’ Colts, 10-12’ Patriots and 12-14’ Broncos come to mind over the Saints.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Voted Saints. Saints IMO should be back to back champions right now. Like, no excuse. I think they were the best team in NFL both seasons. Payton/Brees folded up in the playoffs from 2017-2019 (although don’t think they were better than the Eagles or Pats in 2017) and played terribly. It’s just the definition of folding in the playoffs. 
 

Colts ran into an unexpected Pats dynasty. 

Edited by BayRaider

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think you have to go Saints, if only by virtue of who they lost to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Its the Saints. Everyone wants to point to the NRC no call and make that as an excuse but the Rams from the 2nd quarter on outplayed the Saints. If it wasnt for Joyner mistiming his jump on a badly underthrown ball by Brees to Ginn the Saints wouldnt have even been in a situation where that no call was huge. Plus even after that no call the Saints still was up 3pts and all they had to do was make a defensive stop on Goff and the Saints win. Instead Goff drove the Rams down the field to set up Zeurlein for the game tying field to send it to overtime. The Saints got the ball first and then had a PI call in their favor but Brees threw that interception. The Rams offense got back on the field and Jordan had Goff literally in his hands twice but couldnt make a play. Goff hit Higbee twice which help set up Zeurlein for another field goal but this one was to send the Rams to the Superbowl. So the Saints choked in that game but the no call covers that up. Then we think about the Vikings game where it was a miracle so again the Saints are let off the hook because people are going to say it was a miracle. The game at home against the Vikings was the cherry on top. Like you cant lose to Cousins at home and the Saints did just that. So the Saints lost to Keenum, Goff, and Cousins. Those QBs in most people eyes at best are average. Two of those loses came at home. Then we think about it, all those QBs make key plays that were responsible for the Saints losing. You cant say well the running game was dominant and the QB did little to nothing. Nope. Keenum did hit Diggs on that game-winning td. Goff did make plays in both of the Rams final two drives to help the Rams get into field goal range to win. Cousins did hit Thielen then Rudolph to win the game. The Saints who suppose to have an improved defense cant do it. As a matter of fact they are fortunate Alshon dropped that pass two years ago or Foles wouldve beaten the Saints in New Orleans and we wouldnt even be talking about the Rams beating the Saints in the NFCCG. So again the Saints are the biggest choke artist. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, LeotheLion said:

I can see not saying NO because of the NRC call costing them the game which is a fair point. I voted them because it's 3 straight losses on the last second. Last 2 as home favorites and first one on one of the most improbably plays in playoff history. 

Colts definitely fell apart in the playoffs but if memory serves me correctly, they only lost to eventual SB teams. 

Saints didn't lose that game because of that non-call. They lost the game because Drew Brees threw a pick in OT on what should have never been a throw like that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Saints did choke, but the only real chance they had at a Super Bowl was 2018.  We were never winning the other two years.  
 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now



×