The Saints are on a roll and these 71 pictures perfectly tell the story.

As a New Orleans Saints season ticket holder, I've had the opportunity to see some amazing (and not so amazing) Black & Gold squads do their thing, but this season something is just "different."

I don't mean different in terms of this team winning as much as I've taken notice to HOW they're winning—and even more importantly, these guys are having fun.

There is really an undeniable camaraderie on display right before our eyes. I'm not saying that previous Saints teams haven't had a "team" mentality, but these guys are clearly playing for one another and having a blast while doing so.

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It all started with the "Boonk Gang" style photos that we've seen the defense posing for (above), and after the Saints pulled off a thrilling come-from-behind overtime win against the Redskins this past week, the entire locker room was "lit"—including head coach Sean Payton.

Based on this behind-the-scenes locker room shoot, the entire team has bought in.

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