The Saints won 34-27.
Drew Brees finished with 179 yards passing and two touchdowns, while Matt Schaub was even better with 194 yards and a touchdown toss.
The game had a little bit of everything, much like one of New Orleans' crazy playoff games of the past few years.
Though this was a preseason game, both teams showed the kind of effort that could lead to a rematch in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in February.
Of course that is a long time from now, and a lot has to go in favor of both teams for that to occur.
But it is not wholly impossible. I don't think CBS would be disappointed if it took place, though.