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Posted: Monday, 30 December 2013 8:47AM

Saints fans hopeful about playoffs despite team's lackluster road record

With the 42-17 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the Saints punched their ticket to the NFC playoffs -- as the 6th and final team to qualify.  How does the Who Dat Nation feel about going on the road for every playoff game? There is some optimism, despite the Saints never having won in hostile territory in the post-season, including three attempts under Sean Payton.

"They haven't been very good on the road lately, so I'm a little concerned about that," one fan told us this morning.  "But I think if they play, as a unit as they did yesterday, I think they can actually pull it off."

"I think they can pull it together," another said.  "We've won on the road before, we won in Miami for the Super Bowl.  Should be no different now."

"It's going to be difficult knowing that we went 0-5 with all our playoffs on the road," another fan told us, "but I think we can pull it off if we play how we played last night."

"Against Philadelphia, the should do real well.  They match up pretty decent," another fan pointed out.

The Saints begin their quest for the Meadowlands by traveling to Philadelphia for a Saturday night Wild Card-round game against the Eagles. If they get past Philadelphia, they will travel to the home of the NFC's number-one seed: the Seattle Seahawks.

(photo by Chris Bennett)

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