Nearly two weeks ago the New Orleans Saints’ 2018 season came to an end in heartbreaking fashion as the team lost in front of its hometown fans in the NFC Championship Game to the Los Angeles Chargers.
The Saints were the victims of a blown call during the final minutes of regular season that robbed the team of a potential win. A controversial non-call on a blatant pass interference play kept the Saints out of the Super Bowl.
So, how did head coach Sean Payton take it? Just like every other New Orleans Saints fan most likely did.
He binged Netflix and ate his weight in ice cream.
Saints’ HC Sean Payton said that after NFC Championship loss, he spent the better part of three days eating Jeni’s Ice Cream.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 30, 2019
“Much like normal people, I probably didn’t come out of my room, I ate ice cream and watched Netflix for 3 straight days,” Payton said about the loss to the Rams.
It’s the second heartbreaking playoff loss for the Saints in the past two seasons. In 2017, the Minnesota Vikings took down the Saints on a last-second touchdown pass to Stefon Diggs in what was dunned the “Minneapolis Miracle.”
Saints fans will be licking their wounds for months to come. With its current trajectory, though, the team should be competing in the Super Bowl in the 2019 season after losing the Divisional Round in 2017 and making the conference title game in 2018.