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Hurricane had threatened to move Chargers-Saints game but storm changed direction

The san Diego Chargers will play the Saints Sunday in New Orleans.
Hurricane Delta threatened to move the Chargers-Saints game at the Superdome in New Orleans, but the storm changed direction and the game will be played as scheduled.
(Gerald Herbert / Associated Press)

The Chargers’ game Monday night is expected to remain in New Orleans after there had been consideration Wednesday about moving it to Indianapolis because of the threat of Hurricane Delta.

Officials from the Saints and the NFL spent the day monitoring the approach of the hurricane, which is forecast to make landfall in the Gulf Coast region Friday. The forecast for Hurricane Delta shifted west from earlier projections Wednesday afternoon.

Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the Indianapolis Colts, had been selected as a contingency site. In 2008, the Saints evacuated to Indianapolis ahead of their opener because of a storm.

The Chargers (1-3) have lost three in a row and would be playing in New Orleans for only the third time since 1997. The Saints (2-2) are coming off a 35-29 victory in Detroit.

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