New Orleans Saints, though 9-0, not juggernaut that started the season

ST. LOUIS — As the frantic final minutes played out, Courtney Roby sat atop a bench at the back of the New Orleans Saints’ sideline and held his head in his hands.
A few feet to his left, Drew Brees sat alone, his golden right arm now a nonfactor in the game’s outcome.
The rest of the Saints’ sideline fidgeted nervously, alternating glances between the frantic action on the field and the seemingly interminable countdown of the play clock.