Keys to the Game: Saints vs. Patriots

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Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) is congratulated by tackle Zach Strief (64) for scoring a touchdown against the Chicago Bears during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

What a position the Saints are in going into this weekend, and then being on a bye week afterwards! Last week, the Saints marched in to hostile territory at Soldier Field, and emerged victorious. The Saints are sitting high and mighty in the NFC South at 5-0, with the rest of the teams not even in the area.

Welcome back to another edition of Keys to the Game!

As always, we start with some weekly power rankings for the Black & Gold:

  • ESPN: #2 (Previous Week: #3) +1
  • NFL.com: #2 (Previous Week: #2) +2
  • CBS Sports:  #2 (Previous Week: #4) +2
  • Fox Sports: #2 (Previous Week: #4) +2

It looks like the Saints are the unanimous #2 in the rankings this week, only trailing Denver. This Sunday, the Saints will head to the Northeast to take on the Patriots. It’s Brady vs. Brees, Belichick vs. Payton, Graham vs. Gronkowski, and many other matchups to watch in this highly anticipated battle!

When: Sunday, October 13, 2013 @ 3:25PM CST

Where: Gilette Stadium (Foxboro, MA)

Weather: Partly Cloudy | HI: 60°, LO: 46° | 20% Chance of Rain

Broadcast: Fox (Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver)

Watch/ListenLocal Television Station (FOX 8 – WVUE), Local Broadcast 105.3FM/AM870 (WWL Radio – Jim Henderson, Hokie Gajan, Kristian Garic)

Saints Uniforms: White Jerseys with Black Pants

Record & Last Game: Saints (5-0); W vs. Bears 26-18 | Patriots (4-1); L @ Bengals 13-6

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