Resurgent Saints to be tested by 2 tough games in 5-day span (1 Viewer)


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METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Veteran linebacker Craig Robertson, who emerged as a surprise starter in his first season with New Orleans, uses words like "confidence" and "trust" when he describes the Saints' transformation from an 0-3 team to a resurgent playoff hopeful that has won four of five games.

As important as improved chemistry was bound to be for a team with its share of young players and recently acquired journeymen, it might take more than that to see the Saints through an upcoming two-game stretch that could either validate their recent run of winning form, or send them stumbling back to the ranks of playoff long shot.

New Orleans hosts defending Super Bowl champion Denver on Sunday, then plays the following Thursday night at defending NFC champion Carolina, which has won two straight since a surprising 1-5 start.

"You know what it is — you have two physical teams, two physical battles," Saints running back Mark Ingram said. "You just know mentally you have to be prepared and physically you have to be prepared."

By BRETT MARTEL AP Sports Writer

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