The schedule may say the playoffs begin in January but real Saints fans know they are already here. 97.3 The Dawg* has your complete coverage of today's game beginning at 10am with the Countdown to Kickoff, the game at Noon and your calls and comments following the game. Here is a preview of what we can expect in today's game.

With three games left in the regular season, this contest between the Saints and the Ravens (9-4) is deeply important for both teams. The Saints need this win in order to keep pace with the Falcons. They face Atlanta next Monday night and two consecutive victories would give New Orleans home field advantage for the NFC playoff bracket.

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(via Saints vs. Ravens Preview, Score and More -- NFL FanHouse.)