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New Orleans Saints reportedly chow down on Popeyes chicken on flight out to Seattle

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(image credit: TMZ)

As you may have heard, the New Orleans Saints noshed on delicious chicken from Popeyes before the team went out and upended the Philadelphia Eagles last weekend in the Wild Card round of the NFC Playoffs, the first road playoff win in team history.

A photo was posted to Twitter of the guys chowing down on some “Louisiana Fast” in the locker room before the game.

Then, Popeyes decided to take all the credit for the Saints’ victory, even bragging about it on Twitter.

Well, Saints head coach Sean Payton knows a good trend when he sees it, and given his proclivity for demonstrating how he is the master of preparatory minutiae, must have decided to keep the chicken train rolling, as the Saints reportedly feasted upon Popeyes once again during the team’s flight to the Pacific Northwest for its showdown against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.

A photo was posted to the KATC-TV 3’s Facebook page showing a table spread out on the tarmac stacked with boxes of Popeyes chicken and delectable sides so players could grab one before boarding the charter flight to Seattle on Thursday.

TMZ further reports that 375 pieces of chicken were prepared and delivered to Saints players before the flight, and even spoke to the chain’s president about how Popeyes generates pigskin power.

“As a direct result [of Popeyes chicken], they won their first playoff road game,” the President tells us … adding, “They have a 100% win rate in the playoffs when they eat Popeyes.”

We’re told the guys will be getting 125 three-piece meals (90 spicy meals, 35 mild) which include mashed potatoes and cajun gravy, red beans and rice, and biscuits.

When we asked the President about critics questioning eating buckets of fried chicken before a football game, Mr. Prez told us, “It’s definitely not what you’d think, but it’s what they want. And you can’t argue with success.” 

And how. It makes you hungry just thinking about it. Hopefully, some wet naps were also included in the meal boxes. Otherwise that plane was going to be one greasy mess.

It’s a shame that Popeyes couldn’t arrange for “Annie the Chicken Queen,” the sassy woman from the Popeyes commercials, to be at the airport to send off the team and hand out some fried chicken. That lady is awesome.
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