The New Orleans Saint’s are going on a road trip, and they have no plans of resting in the playoffs.
The Saints are in a two-game losing streak against teams currently in the NFC South, but coach Sean Payton insists he’s not going to be distracted by the losing.
The NFL announced Thursday that the Saints will be in Dallas for a Sunday afternoon game at Cowboys Stadium, where the Dallas Cowboys have not won since beating the Green Bay Packers 38-21 in Week 10.
Payton says he will not be worried about the Saints being “tough” in the next three weeks.
“You know, we don’t have any expectations that we’re going to go out and win, but we’ve got to get a win,” Payton said.
The first week of the Saints season will be their second since their last win in the postseason.
The Saints have won nine straight at home, including two of three since Week 4.
The only other team with fewer wins at home since they began winning is the Jacksonville Jaguars, who have won 10 straight.
New Orleans is 9-0 at home in the last 10 seasons, and this year is their second consecutive trip to the postseason, and their longest streak since the 2006 season.
The only team with more wins in the home-and-home series is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who won three straight from 2003-07.
The Panthers have won four straight at New Orleans, with the last victory coming in Week 8.
The Panthers beat the Saints, 31-21, in Week 1 in a wild-card game that included an incredible Hail Mary touchdown pass by rookie wide receiver Devin Funchess.
That game was played on a foggy Sunday night.
The season opener was the last time the Saints played at home this season.
The team was scheduled to travel to Dallas to take on the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 16.
The game was postponed due to Hurricane Harvey, which caused a delay in kickoff.
The Cowboys were scheduled to visit the New York Giants on Sunday, Oct. 29, but that game was moved to the night before due to the hurricane.