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Overtime loss is hard on the Saints

Updated: October 27, 2003, 7:17 PM ET

NEW ORLEANS -- It was the kind of thing that can really get a coach down.

One play -- or rather one missed play -- was the difference between being 4-4 and a contender and 3-5 and an also-ran, New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett said on Monday.

It wasn't the only mistake in the game. Just the one that hurt most.

With the game tied at 20-20 in overtime, the Saints had fourth-and-1 on the Carolina 37. Trying to kick a field goal was one option, Haslett said. So was having quarterback ...

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