If the goal was the playoffs -- and it always was -- this year's New Orleans Saints are done.

Their 52-27 loss to the New York Giants on Sunday ended any realistic visions of squeaking into the postseason.

"That was an embarrassment today," interim coach Joe Vitt told The Star-Ledger after the game. "... Here's the key, we can't have four turnovers in a game, especially on the road against a good football team. We can't allow them to have the returns that they had and score touchdowns on returns and have a chance to win on the road against a good football team."