New Orleans Saints Out to Prove That They Are Not Just a Dome Team

By Alejandro Aviles
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The New Orleans Saints have been one of the hottest NFL teams all season long and they have 9-2 record to back that up. The Saints continue to dominate their competition week in and week out, but they have also shown that they can grind out a win if they need to. Despite their record and great play this season, the Saints still have one big knock against them. Many people say that the Saints are just a dome team and cannot win outside of a dome.

This knock has been constant with the Saints every season since they do win the majority of their games at home in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Furthermore, the Saints are 6-0 at home this season and have a respectable 3-2 road record. The two losses came on the road against the New England Patriots and New York Jets, and it was very cold for both games. However, both of those games came down to the wire, so I don’t think it is fair to say that the weather had that much of an impact.

The Saints Week 13 Monday Night Football showdown against the Seattle Seahawks will be on the road and the teams should expect cold weather conditions. Monday’s forecast in Seattle calls for rain and snow during the day with temperatures not expected to reach above the 30s. The Saints are no strangers to the inclement weather and the team has downplayed the weather and instead focused on the actual team they are playing.

Even though the Saints are great at home in the dome, it does not mean they can’t do well outside in the elements. Expect the Monday night game to be hard-fought by both teams, and also expect it to go down to the wire.

Alejandro Aviles is the Featured Writer for the New Orleans Saints at Rant Sports @aaviles312.

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