The law of averages caught up to the New Orleans Saints, in their 23-13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, last Sunday. Jeff Duncan, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Mike Williams #19 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers catches a touchdown pass over Jabari Greer #33 of the New Orleans Saints at the Louisiana Superdome on January 2, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Buccaneers defeated the Saints 23-13.

Courtesy---Jeff Duncan/Times-Picayune

A year ago everything seemed to break the New Orleans Saints' way on their road to the Super Bowl.

This year seemingly little has gone their way, from the bounces to injuries at key positions to the quirks of the schedule gods.

Sunday's 23-13 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers exemplified how the law of averages has caught with the Saints this season.