“You can’t match the noise level of the Superdome,” Line said. “That was something that really had me shocked, was how loud it gets in there. My ears were ringing for a couple of days after a game, especially the last one.”
“That is an extremely loud environment, probably one of the louder ones in the league,” Brees said. “So yes, we have a plan on how we are going to handle that.”
Another asset is a track record of handling noise well. New Orleans has been flagged for just six false starts this season, the fewest in the NFL and a sign of the offense’s discipline.
“It’s loud,” running back Mark Ingram said. “Their fans are great, the environment’s great. As a competitor, you’d like to be able to thrive in that environment. It’s a challenge to communicate, but I don’t recall having issues with communication.”
“Our stadium is pretty loud,” Minnesota coach Mike Zimmer said. “Hopefully, our fans will be excited to get in there and help us in this game.”