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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; James Varney, The Times-Picayune As any football fan knows, few things are more foreboding than trips into the red zone that end in field goals. The lost four points can haunt a team. "Each week, you see when teams are ...

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James Varney, The Times-Picayune

As any football fan knows, few things are more foreboding than trips into the red zone that end in field goals. The lost four points can haunt a team.

"Each week, you see when teams are held to field goals, all of a sudden a game which you might feel like should be in hand is not, because you hadn't really taken advantage of those opportunities," New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton said. "So we look at that, we look at that closely."

In efficiency inside the 20-yard line, New Orleans ranks 25th. The Saints have made the most trips into that zone -- 46 -- but have scored touchdowns on only 21, or 45.7 percent of the time.

"The good news is we've had a ton of opportunities," Payton said. "And now it's just being more efficient on those drives and coming away with more touchdowns than field goals."

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Red Zone has hurt us this year when compared to last year. Difference between 30 plus points at every game and losing by 3 or more later. We are in the Red Zone, now let's do what we do and beat 'em all by scoring every time. Then Shannon Sharpe can suck it.
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Red Zone has hurt us this year when compared to last year. Difference between 30 plus points at every game and losing by 3 or more later. We are in the Red Zone, now let's do what we do and beat 'em all by scoring every time. Then Shannon Sharpe can suck it.
Shannon sucks it regardless.
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Every time Drew leaves the field on 4th down he is visibly upset. I much prefer to see his fist pump after a good play. PT and Reggie will add that missing dimension to this offense once they are back in form. PT is the Screen King......no one reads his blockers better.
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