Here is what a bunch of people who have “heard things” have posted on Saints Report. Please take it with a grain of salt, as nothing is official until 7 pm. What we have so far is all rumors and he-said, she-said hearsay. It makes sense so far, so I suppose this could provide fans with a decent idea about how it COULD look, but there’s a better chance than not that most is inaccurate.
The only one I’m sure of is against Miami on Monday Night Football in week 4. And WWL is reporting that there are FOUR prime time games (including the mandatory Thursday nighter that every team plays). The opponents are Seattle (away), Atlanta (away), Dallas (home) and Miami (home).
In terms of opponents’ records, the Saints have the THIRD HARDEST schedule in the league. But as they say, (and I firmly believe), “It’s not about WHO you play. It’s about WHEN you play them.”
Playing against the AFC East and NFC West, the traveling is likely to be brutal. But let’s hope that the BYE week is late and we play teams with outdoor stadiums in September/October.
I’ll keep this updated as more things hopefully unfold. The official schedule is revealed at 7 pm on NFLN.
UPDATE #1: The Philadelphia Eagles are the first team to drop the ball; their entire schedule is leaked online. They don’t play the Saints this season, but they have two prime time games scheduled. They open against the Redskins in MNF, and in week 3 they host ANDY REID’s Chiefs. Interesting stuff. Excited to see the Saints’.
UPDATE #2: The schedule is out. What’s BOLD is confirmed:
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