At the time, this was easily the biggest victory in the history of the franchise.
It was New Orleans’ first ever playoff win, coming in its fifth attempt. And to make things even sweeter, it came against the “Greatest Show on Turf” St. Louis Rams.
The 2000 Saints won their division at 10-6, while the Rams had to settle for a wild-card spot. How that happened, well, nobody knows.
The defending Super Bowl champion Rams had Kurt Warner at quarterback, while the Saints had Aaron Brooks. The Rams had Marshall Faulk at running back, while the Saints had Chad Morton. The Rams had Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt at wide receiver, while the Saints had Joe Horn and Willie Jackson.
But somehow, some way, the Saints won this game. They opened up a 31-7 fourth-quarter lead before the road-warrior-Rams responded by scoring three touchdowns in the game’s final nine minutes to pull to within three.
But St. Louis’ furious comeback was too little too late, and the Saints finally had a postseason win to celebrate.