After returning home and perusing the stat sheet, which only led to further depression, I came across a great line in CBS Sportsline's game recap. In comparing the Patriots' defeats to the remaining unbeaten NFL teams, the article read:
Unlike in Indianapolis, there was no drama at the end, only thunderous chants of, "What dat say they gonna beat them Saints?"
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I couldn't believe it. This game meant so much to New Orleans that they celebrated with the special variant of the "WHO dat?" chant.
To the best of my knowledge, there hasn't been a group of New Orleansians chanting "What dat?" in unison since giant tidal waves of levee water poured toward them in late August of 2005.