(WVUE) - Welcome in to Juan's World and I have to admit something. I like how good the Saints have been during their five-game win streak. But, I love how lucky they've been to win five in a row.
There have been numerous times, over the past couple of weeks, that mistakes could've cost the Saints a win. But, they didn't. There have been numerous times when this team could've dropped it's head after a potential game-killing mistake. But, again, they didn't.
This team, this year, appears to be built from a different kind of 'stuff'. The kind that fans love to cheer for. The kind that understands who they are and what they can and can not do. And right now, it seems as though there's nothing these Saints can't do.
Against Green Bay, on the road, they persevered a bad first half and a rough first half, collected themselves and found a way to win in the second half. Against Chicago on Sunday, the built an early lead and held on to win in the end. Neither game was pretty, but then again, who cares about style points. For so many years, these Saints scored points in bunches and 'still' lost. Now, they're scoring just enough and leaning on its defense, when necessary, to hold that line. And it's continued to work.
This is a nice change of pace from what we'd become accustomed to seeing from a Sean Payton coached team. But, it is a change for the good that's been a long time coming.
Five wins in a row doesn't just happen. But it has for this team. And I get the feeling that the best is 'still' yet to come.
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