The New Orleans Saints may have a divine intervention to thank for their victory against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday.
Before the start of the game, a tweet from Pope Francis thanking God for the Saints became viral as the Pope "Saints" was hashtagged and caused the New Orleans Saints team Emoji to emerge in the Tweet. There are team-specific emojis for each NFL franchise, and these images are automatically added to tweets that identify the team names. When the Pope tweeted "to thank the Lord for our new saints," the head of the Roman Catholic Church called the man up to help New Orleans win.
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A few hours later, the Saints prevailed against the Jaguars, 13-6, although they had to support quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and rely heavily on their defense.
Bridgewater was 24-for-36 with 240 yards and a touchdown pass for Jared Cook at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Will Lutz also hit two field goals.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS & # 39; KEENAN ALLEN JABS DENVER BRONCOS & # 39; CHRIS HARRIS: "THIS BOY CAN NOT HOLD MY JOCKSTRAP." For an injured starter it was a 14-on-29 with 163 yards and a catch. Leonard Fournette hurried 72 meters back with 20 carriers.
Whether it helped them or not, after the game the saints took no chances and thanked Pope Francis for his prayers.
"Could not be, I will not lose after that," the saints tweeted. "#Blessed and very favored."
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The Saints beat 5: 1 this season with the win. The jaguars dropped to 2-4.