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Tania Dall / Eyewitness News
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NEW ORLEANS -- Saints fans have started boarding planes bound for Seattle as part of the black and gold fever.

Hundreds took off Thursday from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport ahead of Saturday's big game.

'It won't be a low scoring game. Probably 24-21,' said Gretna resident Ron Austin, who joined other passengers towing suitcases and armed with plane tickets inside the airport.

The Seattle-bound Saints season ticket holder is predicting a Who Dat win.

'We firmly believe that the Saints are going to have some revenge against the Seahawks. I kinda want to get there early and supporting the Who Dat Nation,' said Austin.

'Saints jerseys like Drew Brees and Sean Payton hats and visor,' said Carzell Williams who works at a gift shop inside MSY.

The Bouttee resident continues to see a steady stream of Saints fans dropping by to load up on last-minute black and gold gear before they board their planes headed to Washington state.

'There are some fans coming through saying Saints should eat some more chicken and wear somewhere Saints sweatsuits,' joked Williams.

Kick off is set for 3:35 p.m. Saturday.

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