The New Orleans Saints had an up-and-down 2010 season. Too much of one to repeat as Super Bowl Champions. Jason Pugh, of the Shreveport Times, has the story, below.

Jahri Evans #73, Jermon Bushrod #74 and Reggie Bush #25 of the New Orleans Saints wait in the tunnel before running out on the field to take on the Seattle Seahawks in the 2011 NFC wild-card playoff game at Qwest Field on January 8, 2011 in Seattle, Washington.

Courtesy---Jason Pugh/Shreveport Times

There was no "two dat," no repeat Super Bowl championship for the New Orleans Saints.

In its place was what has become a typical season for a defending Super Bowl champion — ups and downs in the regular season capped by an early playoff exit.

The Saints were no different, shaking off a 4-3 start to win seven of their final nine games and make a late push for the NFC's No. 1 playoff seed.