Maybe that Week 15 loss to the Cowboys wasn’t such a bad thing for the Saints, after all.
According to ESPN’s Stats & Information, losing to Dallas after going undefeated might be a great thing. The last three teams that were 8-0 or better when playing Dallas all lost to the Cowboys.
Here’s the good news for New Orleans fans: The 1991 Redskins and the 2006 Colts each had their undefeated streaks snapped by the Cowboys. Those two teams each went on to win the Super Bowl.