There will never be normalcy for the 2012 New Orleans Saints.
Not without an end in sight to the bounty scandal that surfaced in the offseason.
Not with an interim head coach replacing the suspended Sean Payton and the questions that have developed about the latter's future in New Orleans.
Not following an 0-4 start that has the Saints scrambling to become only the second team in NFL history to dig its way out of such a hole to make the postseason.
But just the fact New Orleans has overcome all this to remain in the playoff hunt entering the FOX America's Game of the Week against San Francisco (4:25 p.m. ET Sunday) is yet another chapter in the most unusual season in franchise history - and that's saying something considering everything that has transpired with the Saints over the past 46 seasons.
"We've had an interesting 10 months," Saints right tackle Zach Strief told FOXSports.com with a laugh.
That's one way to put it.
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