NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Everyone who matters at Saints headquarters has made one thing abundantly clear: If the NFL is going to ban Sean Payton, his team will do everything possible to ensure it continues functioning precisely as the suspended head coach would want.
During Payton's six seasons, the Saints have been to the playoffs four times have won their first Super Bowl.
The Payton era has been defined also by an elite offense that has broken numerous club and league records.
Quarterback Drew Brees, fellow teammates and Saints coaches won't go so far as to predict the fall of more records, but they do say they're confident Payton has laid out a road map to the 2013 Super Bowl in New Orleans, and all they have to do is follow it.
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8/28/2012 2:18:59 PM (GMT -5:00)