Alvin Kamara Said The Saints Would Have Beaten The Excrement Out Of The Eagles, Which Is As Debatable As It Is Irrelevant
As it turns out, Alvin Kamara isn't perfect. He might be damn close, as just about the only time he lost ground throughout his first full year in the NFL was when he ran the tape backwards to speak retrospectively about the Saints' chances in the NFC Championship Game that they prematurely penciled themselves into, but he's not perfect.
It should be noted that this quote came from a piece that was developed over the offseason, when the subject of it was still looking back on a heartbreaking end to his rookie season as opposed to looking ahead to an incredibly promising sophomore season. Still, the "woulda, coulda, shoulda" mentality is both one of losers and one that's almost always worthy of an eye roll. As much as I love Alvin Kamara's (over) confidence, this specific case is no different. The tangible (and lop-sided) results provide next to no reason for the Saints to believe that they would have beaten the Eagles into a clean pair of underwear this past January, nor does the brightness of their future give them any reason to dwell on a dark moment in their past.
Now, if I absolutely had to re-write history then I would say that New Orleans would have put up much more of a fight than Minnesota, as the Vikings looked very much like a team whose luck ran all the way out when Stefon Diggs crossed the goal line with zero seconds remaining. That being said, I don't have to, because only one team kept its shit entirely together in raising the Lombardi Trophy, and it wasn't the one that rostered the Rookie(s) Of The Year.
Personally, I think his filter malfunctioned when this quote was transcribed, as Alvin Kamara has otherwise been the picture of humility despite slithering through hundreds of prospective tacklers into superstardom. Unfortunately, the fact that what he said was out of character won't stop it from being posted on Philadelphia's bulletin board come Week 11, so he better be prepared to slap a couple dollar signs onto talk that is currently cheap when it actually matters.