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Saints Close But Not Close Enough

Aaron Brooks had a amazing game. Just not enough.

The New Orleans Saints came up just a few yards short at the end of a wild day for football fans. In a game that appeared to be out of hand early, the Foxborough faithful headed for the exits. Then things got interesting. Aaron Brooks and crew almost pulled off the unthinkable. They were one play away from forcing overtime. Unfortunately, as has usually been the case with this team, the Saints were unable to wrest victory away from the jaws of defeat... again.

The immediate future doesn't look bright for the Saints, but there were some encouraging signs in their 24-17 setback to the New England Patriots on Sunday.While the Saints (2-8) can only look forward to a Sunday night tussle with the New York Jets (2-8), they'll be able to draw something from their loss to the two-time defending Super Bowl champion Patriots on the road.The Saints trailed 14-...

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