Saints must solve scoring slump for playoffs

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A significant dip in scoring is an area the Saints will seek to address when they return to practice.

Having earned the top overall seed in the NFC and a first-round playoff bye, the Saints have most of this week off. They hope the rest will help their offense, which has been off of its scoring pace from earlier this season for several weeks.

Through 11 games, the Saints were on pace to score an NFL-record 590 points.

They still wound up with a club-record and league-leading 510 points, but put up their four lowest scoring totals of the season in their last four games.

The Saints have not scored more than 20 points since their 26-23 win at Atlanta in Week 14 and have scored only 10 points in their last six-plus quarters.

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