That time again Who Dat Nation!
Welcome back to another edition of Keys to the Game!
As always, we start with some weekly power rankings for the Black & Gold:
- ESPN: #4 (Previous Week: #6) +2
- NFL.com: #5 (Previous Week: #7) +2
- CBS Sports: #5 (Previous Week: #7) +2
- Fox Sports: #7 (Previous Week: #7) +2
Yeah, that lower power ranking was extremely short-lived. Whether it was the 625 yards of offense, the dominant defense not allowing the Cowboys a third down conversion all game, Drew Brees playing almost perfect, or Mark Ingram’s big breakout game, I kind of see their point.
Last year’s meeting turned the tide on the Saints season, as the 5-5 Saints, who started 0-4, lost to the 49ers 31-21. Drew Brees would throw 2 pick sixes, including a ball that should have never been thrown to Ahmad Brooks, as the Saints missed out on points before the half, and would never recover. Brees was also sacked 5 times on the day, as the 49ers would help set the Saints on a collision course with a 3-game losing streak.
It’s those pesky 49ers, the team that has broken our hearts in the past 2 seasons.
When: Sunday, November 17, 2013 @ 3:25PM CST
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome (New Orleans, LA)
Tailgate Weather: Chance of Storm | HI: 77°, LO: 68° | 30% Chance of Rain
Tickets: Get great deals on tickets to see the Saints from TicketCity!
Broadcast: FOX (Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver)
Watch/Listen: Local Television Station (Channel 8, FOX – WVUE), Local Broadcast 105.3FM/AM870 (WWL Radio – Jim Henderson, Hokie Gajan, Kristian Garic)
Saints Uniforms: Black Jerseys with Black Pants (aka The Blackout!)
Record & Last Game: Saints (7-2); W vs. Cowboys 49-17 | 49ers (6-3); L vs. Panthers 10-9