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New Orleans Saints 2011 Season Preview

One of the lasting images of the New Orleans Saints ' 2010 season was Seattle running back Marshawn Lynch breaking several tackles against the team on his way to the end zone in an NFC Wild Card Playoff victory for the Seahawks.Not a good way to go out if you're the defending Super Bowl champions.Some believed it was a fluke that the Saints won Super Bowl XLIV after a 13-3 regular-season campaign in 2009, while others gave them a legitimate shot to defend the only title won in franchise history. It was the naysayers who had the last laugh when a 7-9 NFC West champion Seattle team erased hopes of back- to-back championship runs for the Big Easy squad."It's disappointing," Saints head coach Sean Payton said after the playoff loss. It starts with us and myself and the rest of the coaches. I thought they had effort but in the end, not enough to win this game. It's disappointing to get in the postseason and finish with a loss to start."Payton and the rest of the NFL's coaches also got off t...

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