From 0-4 to 5-5, winning five of their last six games, the New Orleans Saints have a chance to do something special. They have a chance to be only the second team, since 2002, to rebound from an 0-4 start to get above .500 at any point in the season.
But, more importantly, they have a chance to be the first team since the San Diego Chargers in the 1992 season to make the playoffs after losing its first four games.
What's different now than at the beginning of the season?
Aside from playing more consistent football as a whole, the Saints' key players are also starting to play good ball, stepping up and helping their team win.
With a tough schedule remaining for this Saints team, if they have any chance of making it to the postseason their leaders have to step up. Let's take a look at some key players who will play crucial roles down the season's home stretch.