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Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome
When: 18.00 (BST)
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The latest chapter in the storied rivalry between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons will be written in the opening game to the new NFL season for both sides tonight.
Last year the two games between the teams were close and on the surface of their first last in 2013-14, a flip of a coin could decide it again.
After starting out with an 8-0 record last year the Falcons fell at one of the last hurdles and did not make the planned trip to the Superdome and Super Bowl glory.
They were tripped up in the NFC Championship game by the eventually runners-up San Francisco.
The last time the Saints and Falcons met the fortunes of the teams were heading in very different directions as the Falcons rode into the Big Easy on the back of an unbeaten opening two months.
The Saints on the other, despite Drew Brees’ best efforts, were watching their season slip away at 3-5 after eight games.
But on that day the Saints found something extra and beat the Falcons 31-27, but it would not prove to be the catalyst for the rest of their season, finishing at 7-9 and out of the running for the playoffs.
The return of Sean Payton will be huge for the Saints and will take a large amount of pressure off Brees, who will be settled after re-signing with the club on a new mega-deal.
Watch out for Atlanta’s new running back Steve Jackson, who will be out to make a name for himself and live up to the hype in game one.