With the season opener at home against Tampa Bay now just a few days away, the New Orleans Saints are wrapping up preparations for the Buccaneers.
Under Sean Payton, the Saints are 6-7 in seasons openers, excluding the 2012 season (opening day loss) when Payton was suspended. New Orleans lost the 2012 season opener as well with Aaron Kromer serving as Interim head coach.
Clearly, season openers have not been a strength during an otherwise strong regime.
Prior to last season’s last second 30-28 season opening win over Houston, the Saints had lost five straight openers under Payton. It...