METAIRIE, La. -- The New Orleans Saints (2-4) seem to have lost their mojo this season. But there's no better time and place for them to get it back than Sunday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome against the Green Bay Packers.
The Saints seem to find another gear when they play at home in prime time. They've won 13 straight night games in the Superdome, including the playoffs, dating back to 2009. And they've won them by nearly 20 points per game.
Their dominance actually dates back even further to a 51-29 rout over the Packers on "Monday Night Football" in 2008. Including that game, the Saints have won 16 of their last 17 home night games:
Dome dominance: The Saints have been running pretty hot at home regardless of the time of day in recent years. They've won 19 straight home games, including the playoffs, under coach Sean Payton (not counting his 2012 suspension).
The Saints have gained 466.3 yards per game in those games, according to ESPN Stats and Information. That's 60 yards more than any other team at home in that span (the Packers rank second with 405.7).
Ripe for a shootout: History also suggests that the Saints and Packers are destined for a shootout based on the results of the previous three meetings between Saints quarterback Drew Brees and Packers QB Aaron Rodgers. Those three results: The Saints' 51-29 win in 2008, a 42-34 Packers win at Lambeau Field in the 2011 Thursday night Week 1 kickoff game, and a 28-27 Packers win in Lambeau Field in 2012.
Brees has averaged 396 yards in those three games with a total of 10 touchdowns and zero interceptions. Rodgers has averaged 293 yards per game with nine touchdowns and four picks.