The New Orleans Saints host the Baltimore Ravens on Monday Night Football this week. Both squads are coming off wins but they're in entirely different situations.
The Saints, who sit at 3-5 on the year, shut out the Raiders after some bad losses. One would think that a 3-5 record would mean the Saints had a long shot to win the NFC South but that isn't the case in the NFL's worst division.
Somehow, at 3-5, the Saints are just one game out of first place. The Falcons lead the NFC South at 4-4 and New Orleans owns the head-to-head over them. The Buccaneers have the same record as NOLA but own the head-to-head, putting the black and gold in third place as of now. That could change in an instant though.
As for Baltimore, they're 5-3 and leading the AFC North after defeating the Buccaneers last week. They haven't played since last Thursday so they've had plenty of time to prepare for this game.
Who is on the call for Saints vs Ravens?
With this game taking place on Monday Night Football, we'll hear the familiar voices of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman from the booth and Lisa Salters will be on the sidelines. Buck and Aikman worked for FOX's No. 1 team for a number of years so Saints fans are used to hearing them call their games. They made the move to ESPN this offseason.
If Buck and Aikman don't excite you, you can always switch over to the Manning Cast on ESPN2. Peyton Manning and Eli Manning watch the game together while welcoming in a guest who chats it up and watches the game with them.
This is a big game for the Saints and while they're home underdogs, they showed this past week that the Saints of old are still present in this team.