The New Orleans Saints may be in the verge of dropping to 2-5 on the season. The only way they can avoid that mark is by defeating a red-hot Green Bay Packers team on Sunday night in New Orleans.

Attempting not to show any panic as it relates to the Saints slow start, quarterback Drew Brees doesn’t feel that this is a must-win affair for his team (via

There’s no must-win games until they’re must-win games…It’s important. It’s really important, but nobody needs that kind of pressure.

While it is understandable that Brees would take this approach, losing a fifth game before the month of November would be a major obstacle in the Saints’ hopes to return to the playoffs this upcoming January. The team has two wins on the season, which have come against the lowly Minnesota Vikings and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

If history is any indication, a loss against Aaron Rodgers and Co. on Sunday would pretty much doom the Saints season. Since the NFL expanded the playoff field nearly a quarter century ago, only four teams have made the postseason after starting the season with a 2-5 record.

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