Originally written October 19, 2012 on Football Nation:
The New Orleans Saints have been cursed all year.  Missed last second field goals, poorly timed interceptions from a QB that normally does a good job protecting the football, and one of the craziest offseasons in NFL history have added up to a one win season. The only good moment for the Saints came at the start of their win against the San Diego Chargers, when Drew Brees broke a seemingly invincible record.Meanwhile, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren't much better.  A dismal 2-3 record comes largely because of their games against the NFC East in Weeks 2, 3, and 4.  The teams they beat each only have one win.  However, a Saints team that just can't seem to win, despite having the top passing offense in the league.There is a glaringly obvious reason the Saints can't pull a win- the other three major categories.  They are 30th in rushing offense, despite an incredibly talented backfield, 26th in passing defense, and 31st in rushing defense. The Saints have been getting away fr...
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