NFL’s Saints get unexpected boost from Pope Francis Twitter tag

22 Nov 2019 admin

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ “Couldn’t lose after this,” the Saints said on their official Twitter feed. “#Blessed and highly favored”.Indeed the Saints, who have thrived despite losing star quarterback Drew Brees to a thumb injury in the opening game of the season, had little trouble beating the Jaguars 13-6 to improve to 5-1.Coach Sean Payton put the win down not to papal intervention but to solid defense.Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew was sacked twice and intercepted once as Jacksonville failed to muster a touchdown.“I told our defense I felt like if we had played eight quarters they wouldn’t have scored a touchdown today,” Payton said.ADVERTISEMENT DTI creates Marahuyo, a luxe Filipino fashion brand for global buyers Ethel Booba on SEA Games cauldron: ‘Sulit kung corrupt ang panggatong’ View comments JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – OCTOBER 13: Jared Cook #87 of the New Orleans Saints reacts after scoring a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the fourth quarter of a football game at TIAA Bank Field on October 13, 2019 in Jacksonville, Florida. Julio Aguilar/Getty Images/AFPThe New Orleans Saints got a surprise shoutout on Sunday from Pope Francis, with fans and at least one player taking the inadvertent tag as a good omen for the NFL team.Francis created five new saints on Sunday in a canonisation ceremony at the Vatican attended by heads of state from across the world.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Becoming his own man La Salle bags 2nd straight UAAP poomsae crowncenter_img Canadian vaping study details danger from ‘popcorn lung’ chemical Drilon apologizes to BCDA’s Dizon over false claim on designer of P50-M ‘kaldero’ “Today we give thanks to the Lord for our new #Saints.” he posted on Twitter — with the combination of a hashtag and the capital letter of Saints apparently adding the New Orleans team’s fleur-de-lis logo. “They walked by faith and now we invoke their intercession.”One wag with the Twitter handled @hacksawDG2 replied with a Tweet asking “Who Dat, father” — invoking the Who Dat rallying cry of Saints fans.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGreatest ever?SPORTSFormer PBA import Anthony Grundy passes away at 40SPORTSSan Miguel suspends Santos, Nabong, Tubid indefinitely after ‘tussle’ in practiceSaints linebacker Alex Anzalone took time out from preparations for the team’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars to put a screen shot of Francis’ tweet on his own Twitter feed.“Wow, are we blessed or what?!??” Anzalone wrote. Matteo Guidicelli had saved up for Sarah G’s ring since 2014? Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte calls himself, Go, Cayetano ‘the brightest stars’ in PH politics This jewelry designer is also an architect Paranaque cemetery bust: Marijuana seized from minor PLAY LIST 02:11Paranaque cemetery bust: Marijuana seized from minor01:38Trillanes accused of harassment, hiring social media trolls03:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family02:11Makabayan bloc defends protesting workers, tells Año to ‘shut up’03:07PH billiards team upbeat about gold medal chances in SEA Games01:38‘Bato’ to be ‘most effective’ CHR head? It’s for public to decide – Gascon02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia00:45Aquino agrees with Drilon on SEA games ‘kaldero’ spending issuelast_img

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