Here’s the final installment of our current review of 2012 Saints tickets. Hopefully by this point in the season the Saints will be fighting for a playoff spot and a possible NFC South Championship so these games could be crucial.
The Saints will travel to New York to take on the defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants in an important NFC matchup. While New Orleans has had their way with the Giants in their last two meetings, this trip will no doubt be tougher. The Giants are at home with a friendly crowd and the Saints will be coming off of two tough games with the 49ers and the Falcons at their place. That’s a tall order for beginning a playoff run and this game could set the tone for the season ending schedule.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers looks like an easier game than it really is. Tampa Bay is undergoing some transition with a new coaching staff and a handful of new players in key positions. Josh Freeman has more weapons at his disposal and the Bucs have had some success with him under center. A win here could set the Saints up in the NFC South. Conversely a loss might put them behind the 8-ball. Bottom line, the Bucs are an unknown quantity at this point and it’s a little early to be predicting things but I’m calling it a win.
Whoo boy! The Saints at the Dallas Cowboys. Is there any team in the NFL that looks so good but fails to follow through when it comes crunch time than the Dallas Cowboys? Once again Dallas is being called the class of the NFC east and the addition of Morris Claiborne at corner definitely beefs up a weak secondary big time. the Dallas Cowboys are trying to change the perception of being losers in big games. Here’s hoping Tony Romo finds his inner klutz that shows up at inopportune times.
The Saints will meet up with Cam Newton for the second time in the 2012 season. I’ve been saying that the Panthers will be a contender in 2012 and here’s where we’re going to find out if Steve Spagnuolo has his squad in prime shape for the playoffs. New Orleans carries the home field advantage in this one and I think they’re going to need it.