I might make it. When the Rams left St. Louis my future son in law decided he had to switch his fandom and picked the Saints. If I can convince him to go, then I'll be there for sure. Might come anyway. He can be the outcast in our ROD tailgate. But it is less than a month before their wedding date.
Decent hotels in NO are expensive. I found a reasonably priced decent Choice hotel in Baton Rouge (only $50 / night) but it might be more expensize during football season, especially if LSU is playing a home game the same weekend.