Window closing for Saints

The Saints were once considered to be a Super Bowl contender. Now they are languishing in last place in the NFC South, behind even the Atlanta Falcons and their rookie quarterback. The Times Picayune columnist Brian Allee-Walsh says that this season has been a long and winding road. Literally.

    Six weeks, four games and thousands of air miles later, the Saints return home Monday night to play the Green Bay Packers at the Superdome. Much has happened since the Saints’ last home game — a 34-3 win against the Oakland Raiders on Oct. 12: Barack Obama won a historic presidential election, the stock market plunged to record lows and the Philadelphia Phillies captured the World Series. Yet the more things changed the more they seem to have remained the same for the Saints, who were in last place in the NFC South after six games and remain there today through 10 games with six to play. MORE
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