What gift do you get for a team that just won its fourth straight game and took control of the NFC South?
If you're Sean Payton, the answer is apparently pedicures.
Added receiver Ted Ginn Jr.: "Oh, I'm a pedicure guy ... it's part of my swag. I need to put my feet up in that hot water with all this running he got me doing."
Even Drew Brees will take his coach up on the offer after throwing for 331 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.
"You gotta take care of your feet," said Brees.
The QB was then asked if he would get his toenails painted (might we suggest black and gold?).
"Nah, just go with the clear," Brees said before chuckling. "I'm ashamed I even know that."
Don't be ashamed, Drew. Never be ashamed.
Then their season turned, seemingly on a dime. The Saints have rattled off four straight victories, including a road blowout of division rival Carolina, and three wins against teams that each made the playoffs last season (Miami, Detroit, Green Bay). Yes, they dodged a bullet not facing Rodgers, but taking advantage of golden opportunities is an often-overlooked skill.