Saints want more than 8-8, but it's better than third straight 7-9


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METAIRIE, La. -- In the grand scheme of things, there’s not much difference between 8-8 and 7-9.

In fact, many New Orleans Saints fans might argue that the only thing 8-8 gets you is a worse draft pick.

But for a Saints team that has been stuck at 7-9 the past two years in a row, an 8-8 finish would be symbolic of the optimism they’re feeling.

Both Drew Brees and Zach Strief have compared the team’s current vibe to when the Saints went 7-9 and 8-8 in 2007 and 2008, respectively, before winning the Super Bowl in 2009.

"Any time you step out there, you’re playing to win," Saints safety Jairus Byrd said. "So 7-9 versus 8-8, just from the fact that we’ve been 7-9 these past two seasons, to go 8-8 that’s improvement right there.

“Obviously it’s not what everyone wants to see or what our goals were, but that’s showing that we have a young team that’s showing improvement right there. So definitely, any time we go out there, we definitely want to win.”

Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer

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