The New Orleans Saints are now one of three teams in the NFL to be a perfect 5-0 on the season after Sunday's win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. More promising for the immediate future, The Black and Gold is the only unbeaten team in the NFC, after Seattle fell to Indianapolis.
Saints fans may be reveling in perfection, frenzied by the fact that 90 percent of teams that start 5-0 make the playoffs, but don't quote that stat inside the Saints locker room.
"Five wins only gets you five wins, you know?" safety Malcolm Jenkins said. "You would be an idiot to listen to that stat and think that you're automatically going to the playoffs. Winning five games literally gets you nothing but five games. People are going to throw that around and look forward, but right now we're just trying to get six."
Indeed, fast starts have not necessarily equated to post season success for the Black and Gold. In 1991, the Saints started 7-0, only to lose the...