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NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Playoffs? In New Orleans?

At 6-2 and alone in first place in the NFC South, the New Orleans Saints already have won as many games in half a season as numerous analysts predicted they would through the entire 2006 campaign.

This is no longer about rebuilding a team that went 3-13 last season into a more competitive, respectable squad. The story of the Saints' final eight regular season games, beginning Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh, will focus on whether they can keep their grip on either the division or get at least an NFL wild card.

So let the psychological games begin.

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