Saints have finishing touch

More late-game heroics help New Orleans hold off Falcons, remain unbeaten at 13-0

Originally Published: December 13, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- Among the several inspirational bands that New Orleans free safety Darren Sharper wears prominently on his right wrist is a thin, black band of elastic that reads simply: "Finish strong!"

It is a motto the Saints have preached since the end of the 2008 season, a campaign in which New Orleans often wilted in the fourth quarter and lost five games by three points or fewer. It is a motto the 2009 Saints take seriously, one that has served them well in this undefeated season (13-0), ...

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