Hundreds of Saints fans gather to welcome home players

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Posted on October 7, 2013 at 5:48 AM

Updated Monday, Oct 7 at 12:18 PM

Jaclyn Kelley / Eyewitness News
Email: jkelley@wwltv.com | Twitter: @jkelleyWWL

NEW ORLEANS, La. - The last time the Saints won in Soldier Field, Jim Haslett had just replaced former Chicago Bear Mike Ditka as head coach.

In recent years the game has become a grudge match, with the Bears snuffing the Saints' Superbowl hopes in 2007.

After the sun set, hundreds of Saints fans emerged to be there when the Saints rolled into town.

"We come out after every game, win or lose, rain or shine, freezing cold, 3 a.m.," said Annabelle Signoreoli. "We just love our Saints, we are proud of them, we support them!"

When the Saints landed, it was an all out frenzy as fans lined up to welcome home an undefeated team.

The Saints now 5-0, after a big win at Solider Field!

"It was especially exciting for Pierre Thomas to be in Chicago and play as well as he did," said Signoreoli.

Earlier in the day fans packed their favorite bars around town and watched as the Saints finally broke that three-game losing streak on the road in Chicago.

"I think this is gonna be the one that shows people, hey, we better start paying attention to the saints," said Saints fan Ian McNulty.

The last time the Saints beat the Bears on the road was back in 2002 and Sunday, Saints fans were there to cheer them on every step of the way.

"Really glad we're gonna end this horrible streak at Soldier Field," Benjamin Davis.

"Oh no, beating the Bears at Soldier Field is great!" said Anthony Favre.

Saints fans have not forgotten how Bears fans taunted them back in 2007 with cruel Katrina insults, and Sunday they finally got their pay back.

"When I saw those Chicago fans with those signs, 'Bears finishing what Katrina started', so I think this is a really big win for the Saints," said Kendall Griffin.

But for fans nothing was sweeter than being able to welcome home their beloved Saints while they continue on the road to victory.

 

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