METAIRIE, La. (AP) It's one thing to be 0-2 for a fourth straight season.
It's another to not even look competitive in a pair of double-digit losses, which is what the Saints have done heading into their first NFC South game at Carolina.
Lopsided losses to Minnesota and New England have the Saints at a tipping point. If they rally, they could become one of the NFL's better comeback stories - particularly on the heels of three-year playoff drought. If they continue to stumble, however, it could signify the crumbling of Sean Payton's nearly 12-year coaching regime.