The New Orleans canceled its preseason game against the Arizona Cardinals as the state braces for Hurricane Ida.
The game was scheduled for Saturday at the Caesars Superdome.
"Due to the intensification of the hurricane throughout the day and after the most recent tropical update, the team's leadership has made the decision in the best interests of all personnel that may have been directly and indirectly affected by the storm," a statement from the Saints says.
The team said it consulted with Louisiana's governor, the City of New Orleans, the National Weather Service and Homeland Security prior to making the decision.
Hurricane Ida is expected to hit Louisiana Sunday as a Category 4 storm.