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- Feb 1, 2004
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- Monroe, La
By James Varney / Times-Picayune
As any football fan knows, few things are more foreboding than trips into the red zone that end in field goals. The lost four points can haunt a team.
"Each week, you see when teams are held to field goals, all of a sudden a game which you might feel like should be in hand is not, because you hadn't really taken advantage of those opportunities," New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton said. "So we look at that, we look at that closely."
In efficiency inside the 20-yard line, New Orleans ranks 25th. The Saints have made the most trips into that zone -- 46 -- but have scored touchdowns on only 21, or 45.7 percent of the time.
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