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- Aug 1, 1997
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- Lafayette, LA
Mike Florio / Pro Football Talk
Published reports indicate that the Saints will “host” a home game in London next year, and that their opponent will be the Chargers.
But as one league source opined to us over the weekend, “What happened to the league’s commitment to New Orleans?”
In 2005, the area was devastated by a hurricane. That season, the entire slate of “home” games was played in places like San Antonio and Baton Rouge, and even New Jersey.
At a time when there was mounting speculation that owner Tom Benson might use the devastation as an excuse for moving the team, the league recognized that the abandonment of New Orleans was not an option. Benson’s tune quickly changed. Full Story – PFThttp://beta.profootballtalk.com/2008/01/28/loss-of-new-orleans-game-questioned/