Jeff Duncan, of the Times-Picayune has a 10-step program, for the New Orleans Saints, to help them return to the Super Bowl, next year. View the article, below.


Brandon Stokley #15 of the Seattle Seahawks talks to an official during their game against the New Orleans Saints at the 2011 NFC wild-card playoff game at Qwest Field on January 8, 2011 in Seattle, Washington.

Courtesy---Jeff Duncan/Times-Picayune

In the Sport of Kings, horses often experience sharp declines in performance after a career-best race.

They call it the Bounce Factor, and the theory applies just as well to Super Bowl champions.

For a variety of reasons, NFL teams rarely duplicate championship performances the season after they hoist the Lombardi Trophy. More often, there's a significant drop in performance the next season, especially when the Super Bowl season tends to be an outlier.