5 Factors To Watch During Saints vs. Chiefs at “The Loudest Stadium on Earth”

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Sep 11, 2016; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs fans cheer against the San Diego Chargers in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Kansas City won 33-27. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports

#1.  Combating the Environment

Anytime the Saints venture north this time of year, weather conditions could always be a factor.

Weather should not be an annoyance today, as the forecast calls for a fairly clear day with temperatures near 70 degrees.

The field at Arrowhead Stadium, however, is known for being a “slow track”, something that favors the Chief defensive backs more so then the speed of wide receivers Brandin Cooks and Willie Snead.

Look for a slower-paced game then we’ve seen from most Saints games this year, a style that Kansas City typically prefers.

In those previously-mentioned road victories on the opening page, they were games in which the Saints have dedicated themselves to running the football.

Expect a heavier dose of Mark Ingram than we’ve seen (and perhaps Tim Hightower, since Daniel Lasco is out with a hamstring issue), and a more ball-controlled passing attack.