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Morten Andersen 'was the best there is when the game was on the line'

Saints owner Tom Benson, former coach Jim Mora and Hall of Famer Willie Roaf talk about Morten Andersen

Saints legend Morten Andersen was inducted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017 at the NFL Awards show.

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson on Morten Andersen:
"Morten made so many big kicks for us throughout his career and, as the NFL's all-time leading scorer, has earned his spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Throughout his years with the Saints, he was the difference in wins and losses as we played a lot of close games. In addition to his performance on the field, his commitment to our community and giving back was inspiring."

Former Saints coach Jim Mora on Andersen:
"Everyone knows Morten is the best kicker of all-time and the National Football League's all-time leading scorer. But the best thing about Morten was when he had to make a clutch kick to win a game, he was outstanding. When the game was on the line and he had to go in there and make that kick for the Saints to win the game, he was going to make it. He was the best there is when the game was on the line."

Fellow Pro Football Hall of Famer William Roaf on Andersen:
"I was teammates with Morten for four years, two in New Orleans and two in Kansas City, and he's easily the best kicker I have played with or played against. I came into the league as a rookie in 1993 and Morten had four game-winning field goals that season for us, so I quickly saw what he was made of. During several of the years in between us being teammates, when I was with the Saints and Morten with the Falcons, I also saw him make some clutch kicks against us that put us on the losing end. No matter what team he was on, or I was on, you always knew that if it came down to Morten making a kick at the end of the game, it was most likely going through the uprights."

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