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After Further Review: It's Not Over Yet

New Orleans, La - Don't pack it up just yet.

The story of the Saints 2012 season is far from written.

Their 31-27 win over the previously unbeaten Atlanta Falcons proved it.

On Sunday, the Saints went toe-to-toe with the best team in the NFL. They left with their most impressive win of the season.

They did so in a fashion reminiscent of the team that won 37 games over three seasons. Not the one that stumbled to that 0-4 start.

They were balanced and explosive on offense. They were solid on special teams. And when a play needed to be made on defense, they made it.

Nowhere was that more evident than the goal line stand in the fourth quarter.

With their season on the brink, Saints defenders kept an explosive Falcons offense out of the end zone on four consecutive plays from the one-yard line.

"That series can be a turning point in our season," a smiling Jon Casillas told me in the locker room afterwards.

I would have to agree.

Those are plays teams that know how to win, make. And regardless of how many games this team has lost this season, make no mistake, this group knows how to get W's.

Don't get it twisted. There's still a long way to go. At 4-5 they have little to no room for error.

I can't with a good conscious say the Saints will be the second team to make the playoffs after losing their first four games of the season.

But I can't count them out either. No one should.

Especially after an effort like Sunday.

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