2010 was a season of highs and lows for the New Orleans Saints. Sheldon Mickles, of The Advocate, has the story, below.

Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a call by the officials during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Louisiana Superdome on September 26, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Falcons defeated the Saints 27-24.

Courtesy---Sheldon Mickles/The Advocate/2theadvocate.com

Almost one year later, the New Orleans Saints have a much greater appreciation for what only eight teams have done in NFL history - win back-to-back Super Bowls.

The 2004 New England Patriots are the last team to repeat as Super Bowl champs, thanks to the Saints' quick dismissal for this year's playoffs by the Seattle Seahawks in the wid-card round two weeks ago.