Saints Close Home Schedule Against Jaguars – Game Preview
The New Orleans Saints return to action on Sunday afternoon, when they play host to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Kickoff time at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. is scheduled for 3:05 pm, and you can hear all the play-by-play action on ESPN 1420, as well as 97.3 The Dawg.
The game marks the final home game for the Saints this year.
New Orleans lost to the Detroit Lions at home on Monday night, 35-27, their fifth loss in their last six games, and will enter the game at 5-9, while Jacksonville fell to the Atlanta Falcons, 23-17, last Sunday, and is also currently 4-9.
The Saints lead the all-time series between the two franchises, 3-2, including a 27-10 win over the Jaguars back in 2011, the last time the two teams met.
Offensively, the Saints are averaging 25.0 points-per-game, along with 395.3 total yards, including 303.2 passing yards, and 92.1 rushing yards-per-game.
New Orleans is led by quarterback Drew Brees, who has thrown for 4,135 yards and 28 touchdowns, along with running back Mark Ingram, who has rushed for 769 yards and 6 touchdowns, and receiver Brandin Cooks, who has caught 74 passes for 993 yards and 8 touchdowns.
Brees suffered a torn plantar fascia tendon in his right foot in the loss to the Lions, and is officially listed as questionable, while Ingram was placed on the injured reserve list three weeks ago, and will miss the final two games of the season.
The Jaguars, offensively, are averaging 24.5 points, 352.9 total yards, 255.6 passing yards, and 97.4 rushing yards a game.
Jacksonville is paced by quarterback Blake Bortles, who has thrown for 3,821 yards and 31 touchdowns, running back T.J. Yeldon, who has rushed for 740 yards and two touchdowns, and receiver Allen Robinson, who has caught 69 passes for 1,141 yards and 13 scores.
Defensively, the Saints are giving up an average of 413.5 yards-per-game, including 276.4 passing yards and 137.1 rushing yards, while the Jaguars are allowing 361.5 total yards, including 260.5 passing yards and 101.0 rushing yards.