7. Home-field advantage
Aug 16, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints cheerleaders perform during a timeout in the second half against the Oakland Raiders at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports
It’s next to impossible to beat the Saints in the Dome. Just ask the Falcons.
Last season the Saints had the worst statistical defense in NFL history, yet welcomed the high-flying attack of the Falcons to town and sent them packing with a loss.
That was one of the highlights of the season, so expect more of the same to start the 2013 season.