Resurgent Saints Eye Jacksonville

The New Orleans Saints "ain't" done quite yet. Just when it looked like the "a’ints" of old were back and fans were ready to reach for the grocery bag masks they wore during the futile campaigns of the early 1980s, the Saints started winning again.

New Orleans (3-4) has won three straight, scoring early and often in a pair of convincing road victories against Seattle and San Francisco. Head coach Sean Payton was pleased enough following the Saints' 31-to-10 triumph over the 49ers Sunday to give his players Monday off.

When the Saints opened 0-4, it appeared their season was all but lost, to the shock of fans who had high expectations following New Orleans' appearance in the NFC championship game a season ago.

Payton said there was never anything wrong with his quarterback beyond the fact that he was pressing and trying to do too much while his teammates also struggled.


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