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

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Oct 2, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints wide receiver Willie Snead (83) catches a pass before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

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Kansas City has a big and physical defensive backfield, but “bigger” receivers from other opponents such as Demaryius Thomas, Brandon Marshall, Michael Crabtree and Eric Decker have had alot of success against them.

The match up of Brandin Cooks vs Chiefs cornerback Marcus Peters will be a fun one to watch, and Cooks playing well is vital.

Brees does have a high comfort level with Snead, particularly at key moments. Snead will likely be facing Chiefs back-up CB Steven Nelson, who is subbing for the injured Chiefs #2 CB Phillip Gaines — and this could be the match-up that Brees will seek to exploit.

But also look for Michael Thomas to have a big game today. His style of play is one that has given the Chiefs fits in the past.