This Sunday, during their Week 14 matchup against the Carolina Panthers, the New Orleans Saints and Who Dat Nation will have the opportunity to set their own Guinness World Record for crowd noise. After their 34-7 thumping in week 13 by the Seattle Seahawks, this will be a good opportunity to put a little wind back into the Saints’ sails and give them reason to stick out their chest a little more should the record be broken.
The record for crowd noise in an outdoor stadium, which is now at 137.6 decibels, is held by Seattle. They retook it last week from the Kansas City Chiefs, who previously setting the record earlier in the season. Seismic activity was also recorded during that last Seahawks game due in part to Seattle fans jumping up and down in the stands.
This is not the record that New Orleans is going after, however. The distinction here is that the Saints will be going for the record for an indoor sports stadium. That record, which is 126 decibels, is currently held by the Sacramento Kings of the NBA and was accomplished on this past November at Sleep Train Arena.
At home, during prime time, look for Drew Brees, Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles and the rest of the offense to light up the field. Defensively, I would expect Rob Ryan and his defensive unit to play with passion, emotion and excitement. It should be a favorable game for New Orleans.
This is not necessarily a huge deal, but it would help New Orleans and their fans recover after last week’s humiliating prime time loss. Were the Saints to both break the indoor sports stadium record and beat the Panthers, Who Dat Nation would definitely be able to feel better about the few remaining games on the schedule and the playoff outlook — for the time being, at least …