After Third Loss In A Row Saints Look To Refocus, Retool For Strong Play-Off Push


So the Saints enter the play-offs on a three game losing streak, the first time a number one seed has done so in the history of the NFL.

Now all the experts and analysts close to the sport are calling for an early departure for the Saints in the play-offs because of this cery three game losing streak, as if 13-3 is something to scoff at.

Are the Saints in anyway as worried as everyone else about their performance of late?

The answer is no as they firmly believe they will be ready to put it to whatever team is unlucky enough to meet them in the divisional round at the Superdome.

Just to note  it will either be the Packers, Cardinals or Eagles who advance to New Orleans with wins in the wild card round.

The Saints will have two weeks to rest up and prepare for their play-off game and by all accounts will be as healthy as they have been in months.

Safety Darren Sharper will be one hundred percent after a nagging knee injury as will defensive tackle Sedrick Ellis, the Saints run stuffing giant.

Corner backs Jabari Greer and Tracy Porter will both be ready to resume their starting roles after missing much of tail end of the season with injuries.

Tight end Jeremy Shockey and receiver Lance Moore are both expected to be a go for the play-offs and both can be huge contributors to the Saints offense.

Head Coach Sean Payton on the teams health and preparation heading into the play-offs.

"“Jabari (Greer) was back yesterday; I think Pierre (Thomas) is going to back; Usama (Young) has a real good chance of being back; I know Sedrick (Ellis) and Jeremy Shockey could have played yesterday along with Jonathan Vilma. We should be as healthy as we have been in the last month-and-a-half.”“The Saints have never won a Super Bowl. That’s a statistic. It’s a statistic not a trend. I hear what you’re saying. Trend is something that’s happened lately and I think that’s a number that’s just matter of fact. Certainly we understand the importance of getting on this second season. There’s so many of these numbers we’ve heard them all year long. We heard it at eight wins. We heard it at nine wins. We heard it at ten wins. Then all of a sudden we were paying closer attention to how we beat Washington and Atlanta, not realizing we had to come back and beat the Jets. We had to come back and beat a Carolina team. That’s the nature of our game. We’ll be ready for all the trends.”"

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