Saints stranded in Seattle after loss because plane breaks down

Jan. 29, 2012; Indianapolis, IN, USA; The plane carrying the New England Patriots arrives at Indianapolis International Airport for the Super Bowl against the New York Giants. Mandatory credit: Michael Hickey-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Saints had a rough Monday night. After a beat down at the hands of he Seattle Seahawks, they were stranded in Seattle. According to Mike Triplett of, problems with the team plane forced them to spend the night in Seattle.

“We took one in the chin today,” quarterback Drew Brees said, via ESPN. “We got outplayed today. They played great. They made a lot of plays, and we didn’t.”

“We got our butts smacked around pretty good tonight,” running back Mark Ingram said, via the Times-Picayune.

The Saints already face a short week heading into a Sunday match up against the Carolina Panthers, a tough team with a 9-3 record and an eight game win streak. Head coach Sean Payton promised to review the game and zero in on the problems.

“We’ll look at the tape, but we had trouble rushing the football, we had trouble protecting the passer, getting guys open,” Payton said. “We didn’t do enough things in any one area. …

“We got beat good tonight.”

The Saints learned that the NFC belongs to the Seahawks and they might need to make a return trip in January if they want to go to the Super Bowl.

“Well, we had a blast tonight,” Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said.

Topics: New Orleans Saints

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  • Al Martin

    just one of those situations where nothing goes right (in Seattle)

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