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The Saints are still among the best.
Is this a game with two teams going in opposite directions?
While all the attention is on others, New Orleans has won every game since losing at Green Bay.
They should love that. Every article written about other teams, takes the focus away from the Saints. Anyone who ignores them does so at their own peril. They have the weapons to compete with anyone, including the Packers. Even though they lost to Green Bay already, don't count the Saints out if they get another chance.
This is not a good week for the Buccaneers to play the Saints. Tampa Bay is coming off their worst loss since losing 45-0 in Oakland in 1999. What momentum they had built up the previous three games might be lost. The Buccaneers need to win to prove that the loss in San Francisco was the exception, not the rule.