Saints fans find "silver" lining in loss to Raiders

Published: Sep. 12, 2016 at 12:15 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 12, 2016 at 2:28 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The Who Dat faithful won't give up on the season after a disappointing loss to the Raiders at the Superdome.

"They look good, it's just one of them days I guess, the defense, they don't got no corners," Diego Ferras, a Saints fan, said.

"Tough loss, they did look good, Raiders are good, but it's a tough loss man, the Raiders came ready to play, we're promising, though," Kevin Barnes, who watched the game at the Dome, said.

For several of the Black and Gold fans, the play from Drew Brees and the rest of the offense was enough to give them something to look forward to, but the defense left them wanting more.

"The defense, you've got a lot of young guys out there and it just shows. Some of those calls, though, was a little iffy, especially at the end, that ball was out of bounds, he couldn't even catch it, but all in all, it's positive," Hubert Sentino, a Saints fan who was upset with the referee's call in the 4th quarter, said.

One season ticket holder, Simon Alcock, made the journey to the dome from England.

"I'm gutted! 5,000 miles for that and I'm gutted, but there is still 15 games to go, we can still rescue the season," Alcock said.

Alcock said he makes the annual trip to the home opener in New Orleans despite the team's outlook.

"Every year, every year to watch the Saints, we never miss. This is the best team in the NFL, best city to visit as well," Alcock said.

Now fans are hopeful the good fortune on offense will continue and work its magic over to the other side of the ball.

"I think we had them where we wanted them, they played a good game and you hate to have it come down to a field goal, but we're gonna be all right, we'll be all right," Barnes said.

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