Iconic post-Katrina Saints-Falcons game re-airs tonight (1 Viewer)

By Michael Baca | NFL.com

Everyone loves a comeback story, and perhaps there is no better time for a symbolic display of perseverance.

Tonight, ESPN (8:00 p.m. ET) will re-air the iconic 2006 Monday Night Football matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Atlanta Falcons -- a game not remembered for its competitive esteem, but one that will forever symbolize the healing of a city.

Over 70,000 raucous fans packed the Louisiana Superdome for the Saints' first home game in the building since Hurricane Katrina forced the team to relocate for the 2005 season. It was the culmination of New Orleans' perseverance for the past year and all their pent-up emotion exploded in the opening minutes thanks to Steve Gleason's blocked punt which resulted in a Curtis Deloatch touchdown. Although the Saints never looked back from that infamous play and proceeded to blowout their NFC South archrival, the night will forever be an important one in Saints lore.

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