Saints-Lions Week 13 Game Moved To Sunday Night Football On NBC
How can anyone argue that the Saint's aren't "America's Team?" So far this year, the New Orleans Saints have been featured in two prime-time contests in front of a national audience; falling short at the goal-line to the Packers at Lambeau in the Thursday Night NFL season opener, and the 62-7 trouncing of the Colts at home on a Sunday night. They still have the Giants at home one week from today on Monday Night Football, another MNF bout with the division rival Atlanta Falcons on Dec. 26, and the Dec. 4 Week 13 match-up with the Detroit Lions, originally scheduled for a high-noon kickoff, has been moved to a prime-time slot on NBC's Sunday Night Football.
Maybe I'm slightly biased given my location in Lafayette, LA (just two hours away from the Crescent City) but I'm just pointing out facts here. But with Saints-Lions match moving from noon to Sunday Night on NBC it means that by the end of the regular season the Saints will have been in FIVE (5) prime-time games in front of a national audience.
With an option to adjust its schedule for the latter part of the season, NBC chose to feature the game between two potential playoff teams with high-powered offenses. It will be the Saints' third appearance this season on Sunday Night Football, including a special season-opening Thursday edition of the franchise. New Orleans also played in a preseason game broadcast by NBC.
So do you agree with me? Am I out of line by calling the New Orleans Saints "America's Team?"
Lol, I guess none of that really matters just as long as we keep crushing teams on our way to post-season greatness, and eventually a Super Bowl. All on prime-time TV :)
Let's just hope no UFO's fly through the French Quarter this time.