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Keeping the faith: Who Dats still believe

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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

Despite a rocky start, many Who Dats still believe.

The New Orleans Saints fell to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, leaving the Saints 0-3 to start the season. Cam Newton totaled 348 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Panthers to a 27-22 victory over the Saints, spoiling a great effort from backup turned starting quarterback Luke McCown.

Despite a dismal start to the season, many Saints fans still have high hopes for the season.

“You know we’d rather be 3-0 than 0-3, but it’s early,” Jefferson Parish President John Young said. “It’s not how you start, but how you finish. We’ve got to get behind our team and support them and hope for the best. I’m optimistic and always looking forward to next week. I’m always looking forward not backwards.”

Many share Young’s sentiments. The start of the season has been disappointing, but some say the best is yet to come.

“Hope springs eternal,” Saints fan Bob Farnsworth said.

“We just couldn’t pull it off [on Sunday]. We were missing Drew Brees but we have a lot of potential,” Saints fan Gary Zeringue added. “We still haven’t gotten it together yet.”

Despite the optimism, there are plenty of Saints fans who have lost hope.

"The defense is horrible. Rob Ryan's got to go, he's not doing his job,” Saints fan Sanjay Biswas said. “Maybe it's not his fault. Maybe he doesn't have the personnel. You know - draft picks, free agency - we've done horrible and that's the fault of Mickey Loomis and Sean Payton. People have to take blame and we need to start making drafts that change. This could be a really horrible season and we’ve got Dallas coming up… Dallas is going to kill us.”

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