Oct 15, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) against the Atlanta Falcons during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

MNF Preview: Saints vs. Falcons

The New Orleans Saints are marching into the Superdome tonight against the Atlanta Falcons.

Tonight’s game marks the 10-year anniversary of the face-off between the two teams right after the devastation from hurricane Katrina in 2006.

Going into Week 3, the Falcons are 1-1 and the Saints are 0-2.

Saints quarterback, Drew Brees says he’s anticipating the atmosphere to lift spirits in New Orleans. 

With the Saints hoping to make their first win of the season, there’s a good chance they could be without seven starters this game due to injuries.

Left tackle Terron Armstead (knee), cornerback Delvin Breaux (fibula) have already been ruled out and starting cornerback P.J. Williams was placed on injured reserve with a concussion this week. Safety Kenny Vaccaro (ankle), defensive tackle Tyeler Davison (shoulder/foot), linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (quad) and tight end Josh Hill (ankle) are all listed as questionable along with defensive end Cameron Jordan.Saints wide receiver Willie Snead (toe) was labeled a game-time decision but the team wanted another week of rest and will not be expected to play this game.

Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan knows  the game will be tough, but he has confidence in his team. 

For the Falcons, those among the injured aren’t quite as substantial. Offensive line backer De’Vondre Campbell (ankle) and line backer Paul Worrilow (groin) are out. Wide receiver Julio Jones (calf) was labeled as  questionable but has since been cleared and will be out on the field.

Former Gator Keanu Neal is expected to make his NFL debut after a knee injury.

Neal finished his Gator career third on the team with 96 tackles, including a team-high 51 solo tackles.

Tonight’s game starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

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