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This team is known for one thing and one thing only. That would be losing to a 7-9 Seahawks team in the Wild-Card round of the NFC playoffs. Better yet, this team is known for letting Marshawn Lynch run over nearly the whole defense on his way to the end zone.
This Saints team may be one of the biggest underachievers in NFL history.
However, it is also one of the best Saints teams in history.
Statistically, this may be the greatest Saints team ever. The offense finished sixth overall and 11th in points scored. The defense finished fourth overall and seventh in points allowed. The team finished the season 11-5, second in the NFC South.
The factor for this Saints team is that they were unable to win the games that they were supposed to win. They lost to the 5-11 Cardinals and 5-11 Browns.
Besides the two uncharacteristic losses, the Saints lost in overtime to a 13-3 Atlanta Falcons team and they lost at Baltimore to a 12-4 Ravens team. The Saints also lost to the 10-6 Buccaneers in week 17.
In the playoffs, the Saints seemed unable to put the Seahawks away, and despite how badly they played in the game, only lost by five points.
If you are a Saints fan, then you know what I am talking about. The Saints can play their worst football game of the year and still be in the game until the very last second. It is an uncanny ability seen often in the Saints.
This 2010 team had all the talent to win a Super Bowl but underperformed during crucial parts of the year. Despite the poor games, the 2010 Saints team are still one of the best in history.