If you look strictly at the opponents' records, the third quarter was supposed to be the easiest four-game stretch of the season. Games against St. Louis, Tampa Bay, and Washington were all supposed to be a cakewalk. The only tough game appeared to be a Monday night affair with New England. Games, as everyone knows, are not played on paper. When you are perceived by many to be the best team in the league, everyone gives you their best shot. For teams with losing records and no play-off hopes, a chance to take down an undefeated team is their Super Bowl. St. Louis and Washington both took New Orleans down to the wire with the Redskins forcing overtime. The Saints' best performance came against the Patriots during which coach Belichick waved the white flag with more than five minutes left i ...
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