NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Sad, shocking, unbelievable. The New Orleans Saints players shared the stunned feeling of the nation when they returned to practice on Wednesday. They also felt it was important to get back to work and concentrate on the San Francisco 49ers. ``For the entire country to shut down and change our whole lifestyle I think would be falling right into the hands of whoever orchestrated this as far as disrupting our lives as U.S. citizens,'' Saints defensive end Joe Johnson said. ``I think that if we didn't go on with our lives that we'd be playing right into their hands.'' The horror of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon would linger a long time, coach Jim Haslett said. But he had no doubt about what the NFL should do this weekend. ``Play,'' Haslett said. ``I think sooner or later you've got to go on with your life. You're going to sit around and watch TV all day I don't think you're going to gain anything from that and the people that did the acts win. They want the country to go into depression. They want the economy to go downhill. I think you've got to move on sooner or later.'' The Saints returned to work on Wednesday feeling depressed and distracted, but struggling to maintain focus. ``We pretty much have to approach this as if everything is going to go on as scheduled,'' Johnson said. ``We have to go out there and prepare as if the game is going to go on Sunday at noon. We can't prepare any other way.'' New Orleans (1-0) is scheduled to open the home season on Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers (1-0). The NFL said on Wednesday it would decide in the next 24 hours if this weekend's games would be played. ``It's pretty tough to stay focused, my heart goes out to those people,'' said quarterback Aaron Brooks. ``This is our job and if the commissioner says we've got to work, we'll do it.''