The New Orleans Saints that turnover ratio will be a big factor in how far they go in this year's NFL playoffs. James Varney, of the Times-Picayune, has the story, below.

Reggie Bush #25  of the New Orleans Saints is tackled by Alex Magee #97 of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the Louisiana Superdome on January 2, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.   The Buccaneers defeated the Saints 23-13.

Courtesy---James Varney/Times-Picayune

When the New Orleans Saints buckled down Wednesday morning in preparation for Saturday's wild-card playoff game against the host Seattle Seahawks, the first topic Coach Sean Payton said he stressed was turnovers.

It was turnovers that stamped the Saints; run to victory in Super Bowl XLIV last season, most memorably a pair of interceptions by cornerback Tracy Porter in the NFC championship game and then the Super Bowl. New Orleans finished +7 in postseason turnovers in 2009.