Saints preview: Make-or-break stretch

The New Orleans Saints -- who are a juggernaut at home -- face their toughest road games later in the season: Carolina in Week 9, Pittsburgh in Week 13, Chicago in Week 15 and Tampa Bay in the finale. For that reason, I would consider the Saints' first seven games as their make-or-break stretch. They must take advantage of their soft early schedule and start something like 6-1 or 5-2 if they want to ultimately earn the NFC's top seed.

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