Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 9/30/12

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24: Kicker Garrett Hartley #5 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates with teammates after he kicked a 40-yard game-winning field goal in overtime against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisiana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
I never thought I'd be saying this but the Saints are now 0-4 with no end in sight to this slide. I've said it many times, the bad teams get really creative in the ways they lose. This time it came down to a missed Garrett Hartley 48 yard field goal. Even if he makes it, though, it's hard to imagine the Saints would have stopped the Packers' offense from getting a field goal with over 2 minutes left. Darren Sproles' third down drop and David Thomas' hold on Hartley's 43 yard make are equally to blame. Make no mistake, though, the Saints were in this game thanks to poor refereeing and very fortunate bounces. That's how football goes sometimes, but for all those times we complain about the Saints not catching a break... the only reason they were in this game was due to lucky breaks throughout the contest. Even still, despite practically being handed the win on a silver platter, the Saints weren't able to capitalize. What burns the most about this loss is the Saints really should be 2-2 right
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