New Orleans, La. - The Saints might be out of the playoffs, but fans still have a lot to cheer about Sunday at the Superdome.
Drew Brees needs 219 passing yards to become the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for 5,000 yards in back to back seasons and just one touchdown to become the first to pass for 40 touchdowns in consecutive seasons.
Not only can you see a probable hall-of-famer on the field against the Panthers, you can see a current NFL hall of famer before the game.
Rickey Jackson will be at the Saints Hall of Fame before the game. He'll be signing autographs at Gate B on the plaza level of the Superdome from 10am until 11:15am and for 45 minutes after the game.
A six-time Pro Bowl selection and four-time first-team All-Pro, Jackson played for the New Orleans Saints from 1981-1993 (13 seasons). He recorded 128 sacks and ranks among all-time leaders in NFL history in sacks and fumble recoveries. Jackson is among the all-time leaders in New Orleans Saints history in games played, sacks, tackles and fumble recoveries.
He was part of the famed "Dome Patrol" linebacker corps, voted as the best in NFL history by NFL Network, teaming with Pat Swilling, Vaughan Johnson and Sam Mills as a modern day version of the "Fearsome Foursome."
Jackson later won a Super Bowl as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.