Mercedes-Benz Chooses Falcons Over Saints by Dumping Naming Rights to Superdome

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Even in a country-wide quarantine, during one of the rare lulls of the NFL schedule, NFL rivalries are still alive and well. And some of the fiercest rivalries come from the NFC South, where we've seen the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons exchange blows on Twitter.

But the rivalry goes much deeper than a lighthearted back and forth, or some closely contested games on the field, as both teams actually share a corporate sponsor – Mercedes-Benz. Both franchises play in a stadium named after the German automaker, but those days are reportedly coming to an end, as Mercedes-Benz will end its partnership with New Orleans' Superdome in 2021.

That means the Saints will be searching for a new sponsor for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, while the Falcons' arena, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, will remain unaffected.

Perhaps the Saints will reach out to BMW or Audi to ramp up this rivalry with the Falcons even further.

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