Official team photos of the Saintsations at the New Orleans Saints vs New England Patriots game on Saturday, August 22, 2015. Photos by Michael C. Hebert and Matthew Sharpe. New Orleans Saints photos.
New Orleans Saints fans voted the the Saints-Patriots game on Thursday, Aug. 11 as the team's preseason game they are most excited about in a poll on NewOrleansSaints.com.
The Patriots game earned 51 percent earned 1,466 votes in the poll. The Saints preseason home opener against the Steelers game (Aug. 26) earned 31 percent of the votes followed by the Texans game (Aug. 20) at 11 percent and the Ravens contest (Sept. 1) with 7 percent.
To start their 2016 preseason slate, the Saints will travel to Foxborough, Mass. to play the Patriots at Gillette Stadium. The 2015 AFC East champions have a 7-4 lead in the preseason series with the Saints. In 2015, the Saints and Patriots staged dual practices at the Greenbrier resort in West Virginia. The Saints then broke from their first phase of training camp to return to Louisiana and dropped a 26-24 decision on August 22 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on a late fourth quarter field goal.