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There's a Sneaky Reason the Saints Want to Play Their Home Opener in Jacksonville

Isaiah De Los Santos
There's a sneaky reason the New Orleans Saints chose Jacksonville as the host of their Week 1 game against the Green Bay Packers.
There's a sneaky reason the New Orleans Saints chose Jacksonville as the host of their Week 1 game against the Green Bay Packers. / Scott Taetsch/Getty Images
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The New Orleans Saints are currently away from home due to the fallout from Hurricane Ida. While they've sorted out their new practice venue, New Orleans has been weighing its options for a stadium to host their season-opener against the Green Bay Packers.

The Saints landed on TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, and their choice had a sneaky reason behind it.

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The team reportedly considered even the smallest of details when deciding on where they'd opened the season. One factor that led to the Jaguars' home stadium being the pick: Aaron Rodgers' career 3-4 record in the state of Florida.

It's funny that something so obscure like that helped the Saints make a decision, but the team deserves any kind of help it can get while away from the Superdome. Trying to get the reigning league MVP off of his game could help New Orleans pull off the upset in Week 1.

Green Bay boasts +1200 odds to win Super Bowl 56, while the Saints own +3000 odds to win the title, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.


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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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