The New Orleans Saints are the first NFC team the Kansas City Chiefs see in 2016, as they face the rest of the NFC South in mid-November to early December in a stretch of three out of four games. Since head coach Andy Reid joined the Chiefs in 2013, the team has a 19-7 home record. Arguably, it’s one of the toughest places to play with a Guinness World Record 142.2 dbA (A-weighted decibels) of crowd noise behind them. Reid is 1-3 against the Saints since 2006, and it’s something he hasn’t particularly forgotten.
“They were pretty good I guess. We’ve had some knockdown drag-outs with them. They’re well-coached and they are a good football team and that part hasn’t changed.”
Their 3-2 record for this season is good for third in the AFC West, as they sit behind the 4-2 Oakland Raiders and Denver Broncos. Aside a 43-14 collapse against the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 4, we know what type of defense the Saints offense faces against Kansas City.
Reid spoke with the media via conference call on Wednesday, and has a ton of respect for the team’s offensive weaponry.
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“All those guys you named are good football players and the guy pulling the trigger he’s (Brees) big time. He knows how to utilize all of those guys. I followed most of those receivers in college and they’re kind of doing the same thing they did in college. They are really good football players and so like I said Drew (Brees) knows how to get them the ball.”
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“He hasn’t changed, he’s been great the whole time. There is not a whole lot of a difference. I think when it’s all said and done I think the combination of Sean (Payton) and Drew (Brees) will go down as one of the great head coaching/quarterback combinations that have been. They have been together a long time. They know what each other’s thinking. They are both very talented and you see the production.”