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The Saints and Who Dat Nation share a rare and special bond

As the clock struck zero, pandemonium filled the Superdome from the black and gold clad fans.

Who Dat Nation needs just two more postseason victories to celebrate a second Super Bowl title down the Bayou.

The New Orleans Saints overcame a 14-0 deficit to defeat the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles 20-14 in the NFC Divisional round.

The Saints will host the Los Angeles Rams at 2:05 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 20 (FOX) in the NFC Championship Game for the right to advance to Super Bowl LIII.

The Saints have never lost a home playoff game in the Sean Payton/Drew Brees era (6-0) and a major factor is the rabid intensity of Who Dat Nation.

On Sunday, the decibel level reached an astronomical 107.3 at one point according to a sound reader, per The Advocate. The Eagles burned a timeout and were called for a false start because of the reverberating noise.

“If I still have a voice at the end of a game, I feel like I’ve let myself down,” Saints fan Ben Dohre said to the Advocate.

CST captured all the sights and sounds from the awesome atmosphere at the Superdome.

The Saints and Who Dat Nation have one of the most special bonds in all of professional sports, which was cemented after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The storm wrecked the Superdome and left many residents in dire straits.

However, the resilience of New Orleans was on full display for the nation in September 2006 when the Saints re-opened the Superdome with a victory over the rival Atlanta Falcons on Monday Night Football.

The win was sparked by a blocked punt by Saints legend Steve Gleason. A statue of the play is now proudly displayed outside the Superdome as a symbol of the city’s strength.

The Saints gave Who Dat Nation a sense of pride as the city recovered from the natural disaster and in 2010 the journey reached its peak with the first Super Bowl title in franchise history.

Nine years later, Saints fans can sense something special might be in the works again. If the Saints claim the crown, much like in 2010, the support of Who Dat Nation will be the backbone.

Prior to the game on Sunday, fan Sammy Guillot bestowed Brees with some blessed rosary beads. It’s the same thoughtful gesture Guillot did for Brees in the regular season finale of the 2010 Super Bowl season.

Who Dat Nation is best described in three words: faith, family and football.

“The good Lord brought us a long way, and he’s got us a ring,” Guillot said to NOLA.com. “Might happen again this year.”