When New Orleans Saints players and coaches landed in Atlanta their bus was then pelted with eggs. And allegedly not by even mobs of Atlanta fans taking the new rivalry to a heated boiling point, but the airport workers.
The accusations came on twitter from various Saints players, tight end Jimmy Graham, back up quarterback Chase Daniels, and linebacker Will Herring. They took to Twitter shortly after landing Wednesday night at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.
“Bus just got egged after landing in ATL by the ramp workers. Classy!” Jimmy Graham tweeted.
“Wow … we start getting eggs thrown (at) us by airport workers! Guess they do hate us!” Chase Daniels tweeted.
Linebacker Will Herring had a more light hearted look at it then his teammates. “First time my bus has been egged by opposing fans!” Herring tweeted. The game “should be fun!!”
New Orleans has been the class of the division since Drew Brees arrived and has won a Superbowl. Matt Ryan has led the Falcons to the postseason multiple times, but has yet to deliver a postseason victory. And earlier this year the undefeated Falcons went to New Orleans and the Saints who had a slow start to the season heated up and knocked off the Falcons, giving them their first loss, and to this date, only loss on the season.
The Falcons though can clinch the division if they beat the Saints Thursday night and Denver can beat the second place Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Falcons believe they should be 11-0, and that the loss in New Orleans was a result of their mistakes, not the Saints play.
“The last time we played them, we fell short a little bit in the red zone,” Matt Ryan said. “Playing against New Orleans, it’s imperative when you have opportunities in that part of the field, you have to take advantage of them and score touchdowns. I think that’s something I can do better and we can do better as a team.”
Either way, if you believe in bulletin board material, you’d have to think the New Orleans Saints got a whole carton full.