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Saints didn’t get back to New Orleans until 4:00 p.m. CT

As the Saints loaded up the buses at CenturyLink Field after Monday night’s 34-7 loss at Seattle, the team learned that their plane had a problem.

Which meant the Saints had a big problem.  Stuck in Seattle for the night, they had to scramble to find hotel rooms for the players, coaches, and others in the entourage.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the group separated into roughly three hotels in the vicinity of the Seattle airport, with everyone settling in to their rooms at roughly midnight local time.

The Saints then flew back to New Orleans today, getting back to the facility at 4:00 p.m. CT.

The end result is that a short week has gotten even shorter, with the Panthers (who played at home on Sunday) having a two-day head start to prepare for the first of two games in 14 days that will go a long way toward deciding the NFC South.

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23 Responses to “Saints didn’t get back to New Orleans until 4:00 p.m. CT”
  1. joerevs300 says: Dec 3, 2013 10:39 PM

    (imaging that Dr. Evil picture with quotations)

    “mechanical problems”

  2. 4thqtrsaint says: Dec 3, 2013 10:45 PM


  3. unislaya says: Dec 3, 2013 10:49 PM

    Imagine that?
    Saints plane has a problem in Jet City…

    cue the 12th man banter

  4. fr0sted21 says: Dec 3, 2013 10:50 PM

    It’s almost too easy, it’s overplayed, but it has to be said….Drew Brees demands an explanation.

  5. dwntwnbadboy19 says: Dec 3, 2013 10:56 PM

    How does Brees feel about this?

  6. atleastimnotaraidersfan says: Dec 3, 2013 11:13 PM

    Awesome picture for the story.

  7. seatownballers says: Dec 3, 2013 11:15 PM

    Take some day quil, and get ready for the Panthers

  8. eatitfanboy says: Dec 3, 2013 11:33 PM

    Actually, it’s still only a one day head start. NFL teams that play Sunday like Carolina typically take Tuesday off.

  9. silverandblack052099 says: Dec 4, 2013 12:36 AM

    Is there going to be a press conference with Brees about this?

    Did anyone do their research!!?

  10. whitdog23 says: Dec 4, 2013 12:52 AM

    why schedule a thursday night game after a monday nighter? absolutely ridiculous

  11. oreo51 says: Dec 4, 2013 1:22 AM

    They will still be in shock Sunday from the beat down in Seattle. The Hawks broke their will and their confidence. Panthers cruise to an easy victory.

  12. blackfootkiller says: Dec 4, 2013 2:29 AM

    Oh My!
    That’s like sleeping on the Battle Field you lost…
    Not expecting to see the Saints in Seattle again this year.
    The Panthro’s are going to deliver that mercy to the Saints…
    And then Cam and Russell Duel for the Subperb Owl birth…
    Russell is the Truth.

  13. johninthewest says: Dec 4, 2013 3:07 AM

    They should have marched home! Ha!

  14. myhawks1976 says: Dec 4, 2013 7:25 AM

    truth be told, we just wanted to show them a little “southern hospitality” and let them enjoy our fine city just a bit longer. we figured after their great showing on mond….. ohhhhh. nevermind.

    bring on the 40whiners…..

  15. whoisrdymlz says: Dec 4, 2013 7:55 AM

    This only serves to intensify the focus of the Saints. They know everyone thinks they’re disadvantaged because of this and they’ll want to prove the doubters wrong. Plus, they were taking Tuesday off either way.

    Still, their fans will have a built in excuse if they lose.

  16. joebaker1987 says: Dec 4, 2013 8:32 AM

    So we have “Riverboat Ron”
    “Analytical Ron”
    What about “Meniacal Ron”

  17. nesuperfan says: Dec 4, 2013 8:33 AM

    If they had taken Delta, Delta would have kicked everyone off a flight to accommodate them. Problem solved. (Yes, all sarcasm.)

  18. jgedgar70 says: Dec 4, 2013 8:56 AM

    I’m not sure this is that big a deal for NFL players. It would be with kids, but these are grown men. They’ve played each other many times, they already know what the other side does well and does not do well, and both sides know full well that the winner of this game has a major leg up in the division and race for the #2 seed and first-round bye. Both teams have good coaching staffs. I expect both teams to be fully prepared.

    I do know that if the Panthers clock them, and they even mention the flight delay in post-game pressers, they’ll get crucified on sites like this and in social media. I’m sure they would get asked about it, and would dismiss it out of hand.

  19. doubleogator says: Dec 4, 2013 9:54 AM

    The Brees needs an explanation is definitely overplayed and stopped being funny months ago…bad break that N.O. didn’t need going into a huge division game…

  20. brocattosbasement says: Dec 4, 2013 9:57 AM

    Saints had 10 days between their last game and the Seattle game. They got destroyed! They’ll be better off with less time off.

  21. alcore1 says: Dec 4, 2013 11:52 AM

    Go Panthers! Beat the “Taints”. Wooo!!

  22. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 4, 2013 12:52 PM

    oreo51 says:
    Dec 4, 2013 1:22 AM
    They will still be in shock Sunday from the beat down in Seattle. The Hawks broke their will and their confidence. Panthers cruise to an easy victory.
    Actually if history serves correct the Panthers are the team that should get beat down.

    The Panthers had a dominating win and the Saints had an embarrassing lost. The Saints have more motivation and hunger at this point.

  23. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 4, 2013 1:32 PM

    Shoot, they never even arrived for that game last night either

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