The New Orleans Saints have won three straight, and are 7-3 on the year, yet are still tied for second place in the NFC South, due to the strength of the division. has the story, below.

The Saints are rolling, yet making little progress in the powerful NFC South.

New Orleans won its third straight game Sunday, beating Seattle 34-16 as Drew Brees became the Saints' all-time completions leader, throwing for four touchdowns. The victory lifted the defending Super Bowl champions to 7-3.

All that's worth is a tie for the runner-up spot in the division with Tampa Bay, which handed the 49ers their first home shutout since 1977.