Saints Host Titans – Game Preview
The New Orleans Saints return to action on Sunday afternoon, when they play host to the Tennessee Titans in a key home contest.
Kickoff time at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is scheduled for noon, and you can hear all the play-by-play action on ESPN 1420, as well as 97.3 The Dawg.
The game marks the second of a two-game home stand for the Saints.
New Orleans, who defeated the New York Giants, 52-49, last Sunday, will enter the game at 4-4, winners of three-straight, while Tennessee, who lost to the Dallas Cowboys, 27-20, last week, is currently 4-3.
The Titans, who were formerly the Houston Oilers from 1970-1996, lead the all-time series between the two franchises, 7-5-1, but the Saints won the last match-up, defeating Tennessee, 22-17, back in 2011.
Offensively, the Saints are averaging 26.6 points-per-game, along with 423.1 total yards, including 323.9 passing yards, and 99.3 rushing yards-per-game.
New Orleans is led by quarterback Drew Brees, who has thrown for 2,382 yards and 15 touchdowns, along with running back Mark Ingram, who has rushed for 530 yards and five touchdowns, and receiver Brandin Cooks, who has caught 41 passes for 532 yards and 3 touchdowns.
The Titans, offensively, are averaging 17.9 points, 309.9 total yards, 209.7 passing yards, and 100.1 rushing yards a game.
Tennessee is paced by rookie quarterback Marcus Mariota, who has thrown for 1,239 yards and 9 touchdowns, running back Antonio Andrews, who has rushed for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns, and receiver Delanie Walker, who has caught 35 passes for 361 yards and one score.
Defensively, the Saints are giving up an average of 406.3 yards-per-game, including 282.4 passing yards and 123.9 rushing yards, while the Titans are allowing 316.6 total yards, including 197.9 passing yards and 118.7 rushing yards.