"Like I said, man, I've got the utmost respect for the Saints and their head coach and organization, you know".
It's the rematch the Los Angeles Rams have been waiting for.
So, sit back and enjoy a wonderful trip down memory lane as you relive the moments that led to New Orleans appearing and eventually winning their first Super Bowl Title. "We're going to go there and give it our best shot".
New Orleans public officials were just as eager to play off of the mayor's joke, especially with so much bulletin board material to work with. The Rams this season are 11-0 when they rush for at least 135 yards and 3-3 when they don't.
"Getting a chance to feel what a tough atmosphere that is to play in where I think there's a lot of times a fear of the unknown, and now that we kind of know what to expect with a great crowd and how that's going to have to alter some of the different things that we'll do specific to offense, some of our communication", McVay said.
Walker, 28, began his career in New Orleans as an undrafted free agent and played 23 games with the Saints in the 2013 and 2014 seasons.
Walker has 4.5 career sacks in 58 National Football League games with the Saints, Detroit Lions and Rams. They know what they're going to do and they're going to execute it. However, the Rams are a middling 2-2 straight up and against the spread in their past four road outings, according to the OddsShark NFL Database, and have scored just three total points while falling to defeat in two straight NFC Championship Game appearances on the road since 1980.
The Saints outclassed Los Angeles in a 45-35 win as two-point home underdogs in Week 9, having won 15 of 17 overall at home since September 2017, and continue to lead the way on the Super Bowl odds as plus-175 favourites.