Drew Brees dismissed the Saints' offensive slump during the past few games as an aberration.
The past four years back him up.
"I know what we're capable of and I know that if you just look at our track record, the last three out of four years we've had the No. 1 offense in the league," Brees said. "That's a body of work. That's not just a stretch of games here and a stretch of games there."
Coming into their playoff opener at home this Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals, the Saints are coming off what would be a lousy stretch of games by the standards of their offense. In their last three regular season games - also their only three losses of the season - the Saints averaged 307.3 yards and 14.6 points.
Those numbers could have been skewed downward because Saints coach Sean Payton rested numerous regulars, including Brees, in their 23-10 loss at Carolina in Week 17. Still, New Orleans was unable to score more than 17 points in either of its first two losses to Dallas and Tampa Bay.