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Saints At Their Best On ESPN Monday Night Football

Are you ready for some football?!!! Over the past five seasons the Saints have been dominant on ESPN Monday Night Football. Will the trend of success continue?

Chris Graythen

ESPN's Monday Night Football crew must love to visit New Orleans, and the New Orleans Saints love to have them. The last time the Saints lost on Monday Night Football was October 6, 2008 vs. Minnesota. Since that loss, the Saints have played six home games at the Superdome on Monday Night Football and they are 6-0. The current six-game MNF home winning streak started on November 24, 2008 vs Green Bay.

In the six games, the Saints have outscored their opponents 246-126. This breaks down to an average score of 41-21, basically doubling the opponent. Averaging 40+ points over a six game stretch during the span of five seasons is pretty astounding when you really think about it. Now the Saints feature a defense that can match the impressiveness of its offense.

The bigger the stage, the brighter the lights, the better for the Saints. Sean Payton and Drew Brees have consistently found a way to elevate their team and their game in primetime. While the Saints have been very impressive at home on Sunday Night Football as well, it's Monday Night where they have been without equal. Whatever it is that gets the Saints in that next gear for primetime, expect it to continue tonight against Miami.

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