New Orleans Saints Epic Moments

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Sept. 25, 2006

In the first game at the Superdome since it was refurbished after being a shelter in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina the year before, Steve Gleason blocks a punt into the end zone for a Saints touchdown that ignites a 23-3 victory over Atlanta. The play, later immortalized by a 9-foot statue outside the stadium, symbolizes New Orleans' resilience to bounce back after tragedy.


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