It's almost football for real. This afternoon it is when that most Saints fans will get a reasonable idea of what the team will look like when the regular season opens on 97.3 The Dawg Sunday September 8.

The third preseason game of the NFL season is usually the game when most of the starters will play significant minutes. The problem with the starters playing an extended period is the possibility of injuries. Let's face it, football is a violent game and the players do not hold back just because the game doesn't count.

You can hear the broadcast of the game on ESPN 1420 in the Acadiana area. The pregame show will air beginning at 1pm with kick off at 3pm. The Thursday night game against the Miami Dolphins will be aired on 97.3 The Dawg.