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Saints can "climb higher than any team in New Orleans history"
Mark Chifici Reporting
Wednesday, 21 October 2009

After two seasons of doing the chasing, the New Orleans Saints are one of the teams with a bull's eye on the back of their jerseys in 2009. Through six weeks of the NFL season the only 4 undefeated teams are the Colts, Broncos, Vikings and Saints.

The Saints are undefeated after five games for only the third time in the 43-year history of the franchise. The 1991 started 7-0 and the 1993 Saints started 5-0. Along with the fans, the media (local and national) is starting to associate the "Super" word with the Black and Gold.

New Orleans QB Drew Brees says the team's approach must stay consistent as the opposition looks to tag the Saints with their first loss of the season. "Every team you play wants to be the team to knock you off. Maybe you have a little bull's eye on your chest. It doesn't change your mentality. The fact is we have to go out every game and play well and aggressive, play to win instead of playing not to lose and just understanding in most games especially, you're going to get a team's best punches in the first or second quarter, you're going to have to weather the storm and fight through any adversity you have early on, especially on the road. Understand you stick to the plan, stick to what's got us here and know that we'll be victorious in the end."

On adjusting to being atop the standings after two straight non winning seasons, Brees says staying aggressive will help keep the Saints on top. "Our mentality is always an aggressive one. Even in the third and fourth quarters when it's a three possession game, we're still firing away, which is what we'd be doing anyway, regardless of the situation, just because that's our mentality...

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