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TALE OF THE TAPE

The Saints Vs. The “Aints”

Weird season so far, gang. In recent years the Saints have been one of the premier franchises in the NFL. But this year, so far, they’re reminiscent of some of the awful Saints teams of years past. So who’s stinking up the joint worse, the 2012-2013 Saints? Or the 1980-1981 “Aints”?

Saints
Aints
Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orlean
Madden Most Valuable Protectors Award
Quarterback
Winner Drew Brees: Six Pro Bowls, Super Bowl ring, Super Bowl MVP, and more career highlights than Shaft.
Archie Manning: Two-time Pro Bowl Selection, lots and lots and lots of interceptions.
Kids
Winner Drew Brees' adorable son.
Winner Peyton and Eli, who have a combined three Super Bowl rings and seven foreheads between them.
Record Through Week 4
Winner 0-4
Winner 0-4
Bounty Scandal
Used bounty incentive system on Brett Favre's aging, Wrangler-clad knees.
Used Bounty paper towels on tough spills!
Relationship To 49ers
Losing streak stretches to last year's gut-wrenching playoff loss to Alex Smith.
Winner Lost gut-wrenching regular season game to Joe Montana. But really, haven’t we all?
Legacy
Winner Even years after Hurricane Katrina, this Saints team is a reminder of the 2009 squad that brought home a championship in the wake of a terrible tragedy. That we can manufacture hope after something like that is a reminder of all that is good in sports - and all that is good in the human spirit.
Wearing a bag over your head when your team is bad.
Has Drew Brees
Has Drew Brees.
Does not have Drew Brees.

The Winner Is

Quarterback Drew Brees of the New Orlean
Winner Saints
4 out of 7

The Saints win!

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