A pair of NFC North titles are in jeopardy, but there’s no denying that the New Orleans Saints are the game’s marquee draw.
On Thursday night, the Saints were scheduled to play the San Francisco 49ers at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, a home game for the NFL’s Texas team.
But on Sunday, the team was scheduled to take on the Denver Broncos at AT &T Stadium.
That would have been a rematch of the game in which the Saints beat the 49ers, 27-24.
After playing in Arlington on Saturday night, both games will be played on Sunday at New Orleans’ AT&TC Stadium.
The Saints were playing in the first round of the NFC playoffs against the Atlanta Falcons at that time, but their record against the Broncos went the other way.
They won their next three games, but they still lost to the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of that year’s playoffs.
This year’s matchup is different.
The Saints will host the Denver Chargers, who were in the playoffs last year and have won five straight.
They are coming off a 37-17 home loss to the Green Bay Packers.
And they have a chance to get revenge against a franchise that was swept by the Carolina Panthers in the NFC Championship Game last year.
The Broncos are coming into the game having played eight playoff games, losing one in overtime.
They had their best game of the season against the Packers when quarterback Peyton Manning threw for 304 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
The 49ers are coming back after a six-game losing streak, including a 30-24 loss at Arizona last year, and the Broncos have lost three straight to San Francisco.
The Chargers are the reigning AFC West champions and are coming in to this game after going 10-4 in the division and winning the division two seasons ago.
They lost to San Diego, 34-31, on Sunday.
The stakes are high for both teams.
New Orleans is hoping to extend its win streak to eight games, the longest since a streak of eight consecutive victories in 2013.
San Francisco is coming off back-to-back losses to the Los Angeles Rams, who beat them in the season opener, and also lost in overtime to the Seattle Seahawks last week.
The 49ers also lost to Seattle last week in the regular season finale, 38-27.
The game will be televised on ABC and NFL Network.