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Best Saints games to watch during the quarantine | 2019 Season

We have compiled a list of the best Saints games to re-watch through NFL Game Pass or the official NFL YouTube page which posts full game highlights.


The Quarantine Games

There are a lot of us in the Who Dat Nation who have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The majority are isolated at home hoping and praying things go back to normal soon. 

But the state of Louisiana is known for the resiliency of their residents.  ESPN re-aired the 2006 Saints homecoming against the Falcons and fans could not have been more hyped.  It is amazing how that game brings back so many memories and gave hope to everyone affected by Hurricane Katrina.

Why not relive all the greatest moments and games in Saints history?

Throughout the Brees – Payton era, there have been a plethora of comebacks, clutch wins and blowout victories.  For your viewing pleasure, here is a list of best Saints games to keep you occupied during quarantine.

Most you can find full replays of online, but from the 2009 season on, the NFL has opened up NFL Gamepass for free through May 31st.

Best Saints games to watch during the quarantine

2019 – 2018 – 2006 – 2009

Week 1 – Saints vs Texans 2019

Drew Brees and Deshawn Watson go back and forth in a high scoring nail biter. This game is a two vs one as New Orleans battles the refs officiating gaffes. Refs blow multiple calls in the first game after the Rams vs Saints no call playoff loss .

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Wil Lutz has the game on his shoulders with a 58-yard field goal as time expires on a Monday night game that had three scoring plays in the final minute.

This game is the first season opener win since 2013.


Week 3 – Saints at Seahawks 2019

Three years after a knee injury that almost ended his career, Teddy Bridgewater has his first meaningful start for the New Orleans Saints.

Teddy throws two touchdowns that are complimented by special teams and defense. Deonte Harris returns a punt for a 53 yard touchdown. Vonn Bell picks up Chris Carson’s fumble for a TD in the second quarter.

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Seattle cornerback Shaquill Griffin grabs a piece of uniform as he tries to stop New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara (AP Photo/Scott Eklund)

Alvin Kamara accumulates 161 yards, 69 yards on the ground and 92 yards on nine pass receptions.

Week 7 – Saints at Bears 2019

Teddy Bridgewater and the New Orleans Saints fight to win 5 games in a row without future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees.

Drew Brees was not the only player missing this game, Teddy Bridgewater did not have Alvin Kamara or Jared cook to help him this game.

Michael Thomas and Latavius Murray take control of the game as Bridgewater throws for 281 yards and two touchdowns.

Week 8 – Saints vs Cardinals 2019

Brees returns after five weeks from his thumb injury to throw for 373 yards and 3 touchdowns.

Another quarterback was ready to return to form. Taysom Hill was limited the 5 weeks that Drew Brees was out by conservative play calling in case of a Bridgewater injury. Taysom is able to return to form as one of the most versatile players in the game. Hill beats a slot corner back in the red zone to score a touchdown and receive a 36 yard pass on the next drive.

Week 12 – Saints vs Panthers 2019

New Orleans builds a lead to start the game by scoring 17 points, but the Panthers came to play. This game is a true division rival fight that is considered one of the best games of 2019. The game is once again in the hands of Drew Brees and Wil Lutz in the final seconds of the game.

Week 13 – Saints at Falcons 2019

Taysom Hill sets up his own 3 yard touchdown catch by blocking a punt. This is followed by a 30 yard rushing touchdown bu Taysom Hill.

Shy Tuttle stiff arms Matt Ryan into the ground.

This win clinched NFC South title for the New Orleans Saints for the third year in a row.

Week 14 – Saints vs 49ers

Ask any NFL fan what the game of the year was in 2019 and most will say Saints vs 49ers. Much like Saints vs Texans and Saints vs Panthers, the New Orleans Saints vs San Francisco 49ers game is a nail biter to the last seconds.

When the highlight reel is 15 minutes long you know a game is going to be good.

This game was a match up of two 10-2 teams fighting for the 1 seed in the NFC. The first half starts with 55 points which is the most by two teams since 2014. After four quarters there are 5 lead changes and there are 94 points on the scoreboard, unfortunately the Saints are on the wrong side of the score . Brees and Garoppalo end the game with the same number of yards, 349.

Week 15 – Saints vs Colts 2019

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Drew Brees celebrates his 540th career touchdown. (Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)

Drew Brees is breaking records again as he passes Peyton Manning’s all-time TD passing record. The Indianapolis Colts suffer a blowout to the New Orleans Saints during Week 15 of the 2019 NFL season.

Week 16 – Saints at Titans 2019

Michael Thomas single season reception record
Michael Thomas (Brace Hemmelgarn USA TODAY Sports)

It seems like the Saints were breaking records every week in 2019. Micheal Thomas breaks single season reception record 6 days after Drew Brees breaks Manning all time reception record.

Week 17 – Saints at Panthers

Best way to end the season, Saints completely dominate Carolina Panthers 35 to 10.