Originally posted on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 10/17/13

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints celebrates after his team defeated the Indianapolis Colts during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Do you remember when there was this whole narrative about the Saints being awful after a bye week under Sean Payton? It used to be a major issue before things got turned around. Here is how the Saints have done in the Sean Payton era coming off a bye: 2006- Lost at home to Ravens 22-35 2007- Lost at home to Panthers 13-16 2008- Lost on the road to Falcons 20-34 2009-  Won at home against Giants 48-27 2010- Won at home against Seahawks 34-19 2011- Won at home against the Giants 49-24 2012 (No Sean Payton)- Won on the road against Buccaneers 35-28 So the Saints are on a four game win streak coming off of a bye after starting 0-3 in the Sean Payton era. Evidently any issues they started out with have since been corrected. Interesting to note that the Saints have come back to the Superdome following a bye in five of those seven games and only gone on the road twice. They will be home again this year against a 2-4 Buffalo Bills team that's suffered a lot of
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