Dec 8, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) is sacked by New Orleans Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks (76) during the first quarter of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
#5. RECAPTURE THE “MYSTIQUE” AT HOME INSIDE THE DOME
The Saints have inexplicably struggled at home in the last 2 and a quarter seasons, and clearly appear no longer be the dominant force that they used to be once upon a time, inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome
If the team is to have ANY hope whatsoever of climbing back into contention, they must re-establish one of the best home field advantages in the NFL.
With games at home still after this contest against Denver and Seattle; the Saints home schedule doesn’t get any easier. If they want to regain that forlorn advantage, then beating the Panthers would be a great start to achieving that goal.