New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees says they must solve their away day blues, starting with the crucial game against the Carolina Panthers this weekend.
The two dominant teams in the NFC South go head to in Missouri on Sunday with the conference lead and a place in the divisional round of the play-offs up for grabs.
While the Saints beat the Panthers in the Superdome earlier this months the odds are stacked against them whenever they go on the road and are exposed to the elements.
Sean Payton's team were exposed when they came head to head with the Seattle Seahawks earlier in the season, and also lost the lowly New York Jets.
Brees, who will be looking to bounce back from another away defeat against the St.Louis Rams last weekend, says it is an issue they need to deal with if they want to make it to the play-offs and progress from there.
"These last couple of trips on the road we have gotten down, by a lot in a short amount of time in the first half, and haven't overcome that or haven't kind of had that resurgence or that resiliency that maybe we had in the past," he said this week.
Brees adds that the key to the Saints winning games away from the Superdome is to establishing a lead early on and closing the deal there and then.
"There have been many, many occasions since we have been here where we have gotten down early, whether home or away and we just kind of find a way to chip our way back and win the game," Brees said.
"I think that is part of the learning and growing process for this team, and maybe for some of the young guys too, is just establishing that feeling, that when we do get down that we are never out.
"We are built to be able to overcome any scenario or situation like that, but we've got to go out and do it."