Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas
METAIRIE, La. -- I’m counting down the hours until tonight’s "Monday Night Football" game between the Saints and Falcons, and I can tell you the entire New Orleans region seems to be totally fired up.
New Orleans fans always have been very loyal to this team, but there seems to be even more energy with the Saints undefeated. Everywhere I go, I see people decked out in Saints’ clothing and Drew Brees’ new nickname, "Breesus," is a major topic of conversation.
I’ll be live from the Superdome a few hours before kickoff. I’m heading out for a run on the shore of beautiful Lake Ponchartrain and will check in with more throughout the day.
But, first, I thought I’d start the day off with this. I sat down with my good friend Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times Picayune and we talked all about tonight’s game. You can see the video here.