NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (1-1) VS. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1-1)
Sunday, September 26, 2021 • Gillette Stadium (65,878) • 1:00 p.m. ET
The New England Patriots return to the confines of Gillette Stadium and will begin a two-game stretch against the NFC South with home games against the New Orleans Saints and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Patriots are an NFL-best 59-17 (.776) against the NFC since realignment in 2002, the best inter-conference record in the NFL during that time.
Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft’s first game as owner of the team was a 1994 preseason game at Foxboro Stadium against the Saints. The Patriots won that game 24-6.
The two teams will meet this week in New Orleans in the 15th meeting ever and the first meeting since the Patriots 36-20 win at New Orleans on Sept. 17, 2017.
The Patriots lead the all-time series, 10-4. The Patriots are 5-3 against New Orleans in home games, including 2-0 at Gillette Stadium.
NEW ENGLAND 10, NEW ORLEANS 4
Date Result Score H/A Stadium
12/10/72 W 17-10 A Tulane Stadium
12/05/76 W 27-6 H Schaefer Stadium
12/21/80 W 38-27 A Louisiana Superdome
12/04/83 W 7-0 H Sullivan Stadium
11/30/86 W 21-20 A Louisiana Superdome
11/12/89 L 24-28 H Sullivan Stadium
11/08/92 L 14-31 H Foxboro Stadium
12/03/95 L 17-31 H Foxboro Stadium
10/04/98 W 30-27 A Louisiana Superdome
11/25/01 W 34-17 H Foxboro Stadium
11/20/05 W 24-17 H Gillette Stadium
11/30/09 L 17-38 A Louisiana Superdome
10/13/13 W 30-27 H Gillette Stadium
09/17/17 W 36-20 A Mercedes-Benz Superdome
Patriots What to look for this Week
IF THE PATRIOTS WIN…
• And a player eclipses 100 yards rushing, the team will improve to 54-4 since the 2000 regular season when a player rushes for at least 100 yards.
WHAT TO LOOK FOR…
• The New England Patriots own a 59-17 (.776) record vs. NFC teams since realignment in 2002, the best inter-conference record in the NFL during that time.
• The Patriots have gone 88 straight games (regular and postseason) scoring in the first half, an NFL record. The Patriots also own the second-longest streak at 82 games with a first-half score (2006-11). The last time the Patriots failed to score in the first half was a 16-0 loss at home against Buffalo on Oct. 2, 2016.
• If the Patriots record four interceptions against the Saints, it will be the first time ever that the Patriots have secured four picks in back-to-back games.