The Saints lost their third in a row, falling to the Houston Texans 24-6. It was the first time since 2005 (the first time in the Payton/Brees era) that the Black and Gold failed to score a touchdown.
The defense wasn't amazing and was gashed at times, but it was the lowest point total allowed in over a month. Still, the Texans struggling offense looked good.
Bobby Hebert didn't mince words.
"You want to help your confidence? Play the Saints."
Ouch. But it's true. The Texans offense wasn't anything to write home about, but they looked like Pro Bowlers on their first two drives. Shut down at times, they still moved the ball when they had to.
Has the fat lady sung, Bobby?
"The Saints aren't going anywhere. They're done. It doesn't matter if they have Sean Payton and Drew Brees."
The bottom of the NFC South is a lonely place, but that's where the Saints are. They're just 4-7 and would have to go an improbable 4-1 the rest of the way just to avoid a second straight losing season. And, like the Cajun Cannon said, even with Brees and Payton...does anybody see that happening?
Hebert was downright embarrassed over the offensive showing.
"With the offense a no-show today, that killed Sean Payton today. He knows he didn't help his defense today...to me, when you're paying Drew Brees and Sean Payton all that money, you gotta make changes. I'm a Brees and Payton fan, but you gotta get bang for your buck."
The offense could not get anything going consistently. The few times they moved the ball, the drive sputtered and ended with a field goal or a turnover. It just was not a good showing. There are still five games left, and it'll be interesting to see how it all plays out.
Bobby's bottom line?
"Man, that was pitiful. That was disheartening. You coulda been doing some honey-do list or some chores. I almost fell asleep. It was embarrassing."