Well considering I predicted a loss before the game, made a thread congratulating panthers for win right after game,
Link? I remember bodybag showing up after the game, but you being mysteriously absent. I also remember you predicting a split before both games were played, but changing your tune after the first one.
and never said they didn't win the second game, I'm not sure what point you're making, you do realize the teams played twice, so if you compare the 8 qtrs total played by team last year, the w/l was a tie, so if you go tiebreakers, saints scored more point, more TDs, more yards, etc. also bother teams finished 2013 with the same number of wins.
You've spent roughly 30000000 words marginalizing that particular saints loss as a fluke and cherry picking stats willy nilly (just like you do with literally every other saints loss and to qualify why you're never wrong about predictions you've made which are always pro-saints). And what is this bullshit about tiebreakers anyway. A tiebreaker only has relevance if the saints win either the game against the panthers, don't choke against the patriots, or lose to the bumbling jets and rams, or don't get completely embarrassed against the world champs. But guess what, the saints failed at all of those things, and no matter how many stats you cherry pick, PFF articles, etc the division trophy is in our case.
That was meant to be plural "seconds". Hixon TD was with 28seconds left, so to be precise, it was 28 seconds away from a sweep. If you look at tie breakers, Saints would have won head to head tiebreakers too if you want to just compare the two teams against each other in actual play against each other. Comparing the two games, the wins might be split, but the total points, total yards, total TDs, strength of victory all favor the Saints easily.
Head-to-head (best won-lost-tied percentage in games between the clubs).
Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the division.
Best won-lost-tied percentage in common games.
Best won-lost-tied percentage in games played within the conference.
Strength of victory.
Strength of schedule.
Best combined ranking among conference teams in points scored and points allowed.
Best combined ranking among all teams in points scored and points allowed.
Best net points in common games.
Best net points in all games.
Best net touchdowns in all games.
Just bc Panthers won some meaningless division title doesn't mean they were the better team. Saints had all the head to head tiebreakers if the records were the same, Saints won in postseason on the road while Panthers looked out of place playing at home with an extra weeks rest against a team coming off a west coast game and having to travel across the NA continent,
So much bitterness. I would feel the same way if my team started 5-0, blew a 3.5 game division lead, and lost a game against a shitty jets team where their quarterback completed 8 passes, and a rams team starting their back up QB. Let's not forget about that important game against a supposedly inferior panthers team that your world class offense couldn't score more than one TD on or get a first down when it mattered and that your dominant defense couldn't stop a clearly hurt cam newton from marching down the field with less than a minute left without his best receiver.