The 18th team in our 32-team series via Yahoo! SportsIt was seemingly over before it even began.That's how some viewed the New Orleans Saints' 2012 season. A season-long suspension for head coach Sean Payton was the lowlight of numerous punishments for coaches, executives and players that casted a pall over the team's attempt to repeat as NFC South champions.When it was all said and done, seven wins in their final 12 games wasn't enough to offset a 0-4 start. The Saints finished 7-9 and out of the playoffs for the first time since 2008.But Payton is back and so are high expectations for a team that remains one of the most exciting in the league.And the New Orleans Saints will be in the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons…http://sports.yahoo.com/news/orleans-saints-playoffs-2013-215900990--nfl.html