Both teams said the invitation should come from commissioner Roger Goodell during his Super Bowl address on Friday.
"We are very much aware that we are being considered for this unique and exciting opportunity to represent the league internationally and look forward to the decision of the commissioner this Friday," Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said Monday.
Spanos is a member of the NFL's International Committee. He said he and Goodell spoke about 2 1/2 months ago and again recently.
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