The New Orleans Saints introduced Thursday that Saturday’s preseason finale versus the Arizona Cardinals scheduled to start on the Caesars Superdome at 7:00 p.m. native time could possibly be pushed up as a result of Tropical Storm Ida may make landfall as a serious hurricane on america Gulf Coast on Sunday night.
On Friday, the Saints confirmed the change:
“The New Orleans Saints have introduced that the kickoff time of the workforce’s Saturday, Aug. 28 preseason finale vs. the Arizona Cardinals within the Caesars Superdome has been moved from 7 p.m. CT to midday CT (official kickoff time is 12:02 p.m.) in making correct and protected preparations concerning the potential landfall of Hurricane Ida and following session and settlement with Metropolis of New Orleans officers, the Nationwide Climate Service, Homeland Safety and the NFL.”
Based on an replace provided by The Climate Channel at 11 a.m. ET Friday morning, Ida is on observe to make landfall as a hurricane round New Orleans sooner or later Sunday night or early Monday morning. Shifting the beginning time of Saturday’s contest ought to permit the Cardinals to securely return to Arizona.
Experiences surfaced earlier on Friday that Saints head coach Sean Payton is naming Jameis Winston his beginning quarterback over Taysom Hill after Winston accomplished 9-of-10 passes for 123 yards, two touchdowns and a passer score of 157.5 in Monday’s exhibition win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.