(WVUE) - A regime that's brought this franchise and city six playoff victories, three NFC South titles, two NFC Championship game appearances, and one Super Bowl title has now hit a standstill in their success.
The glory days of the past have remained there, in the past. Presently, this team has been mired in mediocrity.For the first time in the Sean Payton era, the Saints are coming off back-to-back losing seasons. But it goes deeper than that. Not only have they not had winning seasons, they've never a held a winning record at any point during those respective seasons. In both 2014 and 2015, their best record was 4-4.
The last time the Saints held a winning record going into a game was week 17 of the 2013 season. That's 982 days this team has gone since they had more wins than losses on their record.
Now we know why the fan base feels so frustrated.
Today, the Saints will have an opportunity to change that. Their record will either be 1-0 or 0-1. It is just one game but for the psyche of this team and this city it could mean so much more.