Perhaps the most important offseason change for the New Orleans Saints is the new replay rule that will allow pass interference plays to be reviewed.
If such a rule was in effect for the 2018 season, there’s a very good chance the Saints would, at the very least, be the defending NFC champions, and possibly Super Bowl 53 champions as well.
A missed pass interference call likely changed the complexion of the NFC title game between the Rams and Saints, leaving New Orleans stewing over a missed call.
In the wake of that play, a one-year experiment will take place this year where pass interference can be reviewed via replay.
In the 2018 regular season, the Saints did tie for the best record in the NFL at 13-3.
For 2019, veteran quarterback Drew Brees and head coach Sean Payton are back for the 14th-consecutive season. There were a few big free agent signings: defensive tackle Malcom Brown is fresh off two Super Bowl championships with New England and is a great run-stuffer; guard/center Max Easton will plug the hole left by the retirement of center Max Unger; and tight end Jared Cook makes his way from Oakland to the Big Easy.
A great way to experience the Saints’ run of redemption towards a Super Bowl berth is via a suite experience at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The food and drink experience at the longtime home of the Saints is a unique experience, as you can eat Crescent City specialties like Shrimp Po’boys, catfish, and BBQ. New for 2019 is the Corner Office: Specialty Cocktails & Tavern. Food fare will include pizza, wings, and sandwiches, but the mixed drink menu is the star. A hurricane, bloody Mary, margarita, colada, mojito, and old fashioned are among the spirits available that you might not normally expect at a football game, but it is true to the New Orleans experience.
Besides NFC South foes Atlanta, Tampa Bay, and Carolina, teams visiting the Superdome this season will be: Houston (Week 1 Monday night game), Dallas, Arizona, San Francisco, and Indianapolis.