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High-powered Saints offense in Sean Payton-Drew Brees era making a case for best in NFL history

In the four decades before Drew Brees and Sean Payton arrived, the New Orleans Saints finished only two seasons with a top-five offense: the high-flying 1979 team led by Archie Manning, Chuck Muncie and Henry Childs and the 1969 team, which competed in the pre-merger 16-team NFL.

In the decade since Brees and Payton took control in 2006, the Saints have led the league five times and finished in the top five every year but 2010, when they finished sixth. In the same span, they have led the league in scoring offense twice and finished in the top 10 eight times.