Found December 21, 2012 on Football Extra Points:
The Saints travel to Dallas and will put up some points on the Cowboys. The season is coming to a close and I'm sitting at 142-82.  That's over .600 but I can do better.   Here's a look at week 16 Atlanta at Detroit - The Falcons destroyed the Giants last week and silenced a few critics that say they can't win the big game.  I still want to see what they can do in the playoffs.  They are playing well on both sides of the ball right now but they are still not the best team in the NFC.  The Falcons have to win at least one playoff game to prove they are for real. The Lions are terrible.  As a fan, I've watched almost every Lions game the last 10 years.  I thought the Lions were building toward a bright future but they took a big step backward this season.  They did not address their biggest need last offseason, their defensive backfield.  Add to that the fact that all of their receivers were injured expect CJ and you've got a 4 win season.  ...
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  • SAINTS-44 COWBOYS-32.. Trailing 37-32 needing a TD to win. With there playoffs hope and maybe the nfc east on the line. With 54 sec left and no timeouts Romo & the boys get the ball at there 24. On 1st down Romo hits Witten for an 11 yard gain on 2nd he hits witten again for a 22 yard gain to the saints 48. With the clock running and now with 33 and counting Romo hurries to line, where the entire world thinks he's gonna down the ball. Instead Romo pulls a Marino throws to the right flat for Dez, the throw is terrible. The saints Jabari Greir intercepts the ball and returns it for a TD...Brees and the saints have walked into Jerrys world and left with a win. Leaving the cowboys at 8-7 and out of the playoffs!!...And that's how the cowboys season, comes to an abrupt end!
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