The other reason N.O. doesn't scare me, even if you disregard how incredibly NOT built they are to play outdoor football on grass deep into winter, is the simple fact that is often overlooked that we have been so unbelievably dominant at home this year! The one game we lost, we had neither starting receiver, and Madieu Williams was playing for Goldson and he probably single handedly blew the game and we STILL should have won but fell by a mere 3 points in OT. Our other 7 home games, we won by 16, 45, 10, 7, 16, 26, and 17 points. The NYG game was the only game that was even good enough to not be a yawner in the 4th quarter - and they were 6-2 and had just come off a win IN New England (Brady's first regular season home loss in 5 years
). Straight up we flat out ball at home. Our o-line dominates at home. Our pass rush is bananas at home. I don't care how good another team is, if they come to the stick, I am NOT worried. And, oh ya, like I said, New Orleans is horribly constructed to play particularly well outdoors on grass deep into winter.