Live from Mercedes-Benz Superdome

NEW ORLEANS -- I’m in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, where it’s very quiet, except for military types rehearsing Veterans Day festivities.

But it’s not going to stay quiet for long. Gates will open soon and this place is loud for any game. But it usually is especially loud when the Falcons are in town.

We already know Atlanta linebacker Sean Weatherspoon and New Orleans running back Darren Sproles and Zach Strief are among the injured players who will be held out today. I’ll be back with the full list of inactives for both teams approximately 90 minutes before kickoff.

Also, please join us in the Countdown Live chat throughout the game.