Saints looking for first win in season-opener since 2013
LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - The Saints will be taking on the Houston Texans for their 2019 season opener tonight in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Saints open the regular season, looking to put the loss in last year’s NFC Championship Game behind them.
Drew Brees turned 40 this year, but remains one of the top quarterbacks in the NFL. The future Hall of Famer completed a career-best 74.4 percent of his passes last year for 3,992 yards and 32 touchdowns with only 5 interceptions.
The Saints’ themselves have also been nearly unbeatable at home recently. In their last 18 home games the Saints are 15-3.
But tonight the Saints will just be focused on getting a win and breaking one of the strangest streaks in the NFL. If they do manage to beat the Texans, it will be the first time since 2013 that they will have won a season opener.
“We (have) tried to look at a handful of things," Head Coach Sean Payton said. "Obviously, two or three times in a row was one thing. The routine this week has changed practice wise, (when you) kind of look at the daily schedule from the last roster cut down until the game on Monday.”
Kickoff is at 6:10 p.m. on ESPN.
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