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Saints suddenly far from perfect

After second straight home loss, New Orleans looks vulnerable as playoffs near

Originally Published: December 27, 2009
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Smarting from consecutive home losses by their beloved Saints, the locals might consider renaming this city.

Call it "The Big Uneasy."

New Orleans -- which failed to capture home-field advantage throughout the playoffs because of Sunday's 20-17 overtime loss to Tampa Bay -- has already secured a spot in the postseason, having won the NFC South. But suddenly the Saints look like a franchise that could be one-and-done in the playoffs unless they tighten things up considerably.

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