History unkind to teams that lose at 13-0

NEW ORLEANS -- If you’re a big believer in history and a New Orleans fan, you might want to stop reading right here. The Saints are only the third 13-0 team in history to lose the 14th game. They joined the 1998 Denver Broncos and the 2005 Indianapolis Colts.

That Denver team and that Indianapolis followed the first loss with a second in the very next game. But there’s a bright spot to all this and reason to believe the Saints can do better than the last two teams: The Saints host the Tampa Buccaneers next Sunday in the Superdome.