The New Orleans Saints will leave for Chicago for their game against the Bears a day earlier than they planned because of Tropical Storm Karen.
The Saints will depart for Chicago on Friday because Karen may hit landfall on Saturday.
Saints coach Sean Payton said the team will deal with the schedule adjustment the same as it has in the past. The Saints will have their Saturday walkthrough at a field near the team's hotel.
In 2008, the Saints prepared for the season opener against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by spending most of the week at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis because of Hurricane Gustav. They flew back home in time to beat the Buccaneers 24-20 at the Superdome.