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Insane Photo Of Saints' Crowd Before Kickoff vs. Rams

a general view of the new orleans saints superdome

NEW ORLEANS - SEPTEMBER 19: General view of the Louisiana Superdome during the game between the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers on September 19, 2004 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints won 30-27. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

The New Orleans Saints are minutes away from their first NFC Championship Game at the Superdome since the 2009 season. If you thought the Saints players were excited, it likely pales in comparison to the fans' excitement.

A picture taken of the crowds outside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome before the game reveals that thousands upon thousands of fans racing to get into the stadium first.

The picture, credited to Twitter user Chris Ranger and retweeted by Darren Rovell, shows a legion of black-and-gold wearing fans crowded outside the entrance to the Superdome.

You can see the picture here:

Granger later posted a video of the swarm of fans who were let in through the gates in a trickle. But still a stunning sight to see:

The Saints went 6-2 at home in 2018, though the season finale against the Carolina Panthers came with Drew Brees rested and not playing.

In 10 playoff games played at the Superdome, the Saints are 7-3 but have won all seven of those games in a row - six of which had Drew Brees at the helm.

The first-ever Saints playoff win came at the Superdome against the then-St. Louis Rams in the 2000 season.

Backup Aaron Brooks led the Saints to a 31-28 upset win over the defending Super Bowl champions led by Kurt Warner and Marshall Faulk.

The Saints and the Rams are set to kick off shortly after 3 p.m. E.T. The game will be on FOX.