Each of the last three seasons, the New Orleans Saints have gotten hot at the right time, winning eight, ten, and six games in a row respectively. The right time just so happens to be around this time of year.
Dating back to 2016, the Black and Gold have won 14 straight games in the month of October including two in a row here in 2020.
Dominating the tenth month of the year has been a big part of the Saints winning back-to-back-to-back NFC South titles, but only one of those 14 wins has been against an NFC South team.
That’s the challenge facing New Orleans in week seven as the Carolina Panthers roll into town with their new starting quarterback former Saints back up and fan favorite Teddy Bridgewater. Saints QB Drew Brees said, “You never just pick up where you left off. You always have to re-establish the foundation. And in the month of September when you’re playing those first few games, you begin to establish your identity and who you are and who you’re trying to be. I think that that’s maybe why once you get to October and November, certainly that’s the heart of the season. That’s the meat of the season, but it’s also when you’re able to establish who you are – your identity. You can pin your ears back and go.”
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell has approved 3,000 fans for Sunday’s noon kickoff against the Panthers with those seats going to season ticket holders.
Saints still keeping a close eye on Michael Thomas, who is no longer suspended for team discipline, but didn’t practice today due to ankle and hamstring injuries.
Meanwhile, Terron Armstead nursing that hand, listed as a limited participant on Thursday.