Fast forward to present day, and you'll find the Saints with an 0-3 record. They are arguably one of the most disappointing teams so far, and people have already begun to give up on them.
Not so fast everybody, there is still a lot that can be done to jump-start the season.
Sometimes getting beat up hurts and makes you never want to go out in public again. Other times, it makes you stronger and gives you an opportunity to learn from your mistakes. Now, taking a beating on the playground and on the football field are two completely different things, but they do share similarities.
New Orleans still has 13 games to turn their season around, but it's all going to start against their next opponent, the Green Bay Packers.
Let's take a look at four keys to getting the team back on track.