The New England Patriots (4-1) should present a challenge as they look to bounce back at home, while the Saints fight to remain undefeated heading into their bye week.(5-0) head to Massachusetts to take on their second AFC East opponent of the season. After being handed their first loss of the season last week, the
For those fans not fortunate enough to enjoy the game in person, here is how you can catch all the action on the field:
Sunday, October 13th @ 4:25pm EDT / 3:25 CDT
Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA
NOLA TV Broadcast (LIVE):
WVUE FOX8. Thom Brennaman, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter)
Also showing on FOX in select markets nationwide. (click to check which games will be broadcast in your area)
Sunday Ticket DIRECTV:
Patriots are favored by 1 on their home field; Over/Under 50.5
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- The New England Patriots and the New Orleans Saints are the highest scoring NFL teams since the 2010 season. New England leads the NFL with 1,683 total points, while New Orleans is second with 1,526 total points.
- This will be only the second visit the Saints ever make to Gilette Stadium for a regular season game, and the first time the Saints and Patriots square off in the regular season since Nov. 30, 2009... when the Saints beat the Patriots, 38-17, in the Superdome. That win snapped a three-game winning streak by the Patriots over the Saints, and also ended a Patriots streak of 17 straight wins against NFC opponents.
- Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower teamed up with Saints RB Mark Ingram for three seasons from 2008-2010 at the University of Alabama. The pair won a national championship in 2009, the same season that Ingram won the Heisman Trophy.
- Patriots DL Rob Ninkovich was drafted by the Saints in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft, was waived twice by New Orleans, and tried to make the team in 2009 as a long snapper before landing in New England on Aug. 2, 2009.
- Rob Ryan won two Super Bowl rings with the Patriots during his four-year stint as linebackers coach from 2000 to 2003.