New Orleans Saints: Keys to overcoming the Tennessee Titans

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Six days after a record-setting night for Drew Brees, the New Orleans Saints look to continue the winning ways on the road against the Tennessee Titans.

The New Orleans Saints have officially played the team’s last regular-season home game of the season and the team went out on a bang by routing the Indianapolis Colts in front of a national audience on Monday night.

The game was never close as the Saints won 34-7 and Drew Brees broke not one, but two records on the same night. He passed Peyton Manning for the all-time passing touchdown record and went on to post the highest completion percentage in a game in NFL history, completing 29 of 30 passes.

The previous record stood for just one season as Philip Rivers completed 28 of 29 passes against the Arizona Cardinals last season.

The Saints still need some help in the NFC playoff picture as well. If both the Green Bay Packers and San Francisco 49ers win their last two games then the Saints will finish as the third seed in the NFC and not get a first-round bye.

The Saints need to win out and hope that one of the two teams loses at least one game. If so, the Saints will get a first-round bye. If the Saints win out and both teams lose once then they will have a home-field advantage in the NFC.

Sunday’s game is no pushover, though, as the Saints are taking on the surging Tennessee Titans. Although the Titans lost last week, they have been one of the better teams in football over the last two months and are not an easy challenge to overcome.

The Saints are going to have to focus in on some key points and execute there. Here are those key areas.

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