The 2018 New Orleans Saints schedule has been released!

Here is how it shakes out:

  1. 9/9- vs. Buccaneers-12pm
  2. 9/16- vs. Browns-12pm
  3. 9/23- at Falcons-12pm
  4. 9/30- at Giants-3:25pm
  5. 10/8- vs. Redskins-7:15pm (Monday Night Football)
  6. BYE
  7. 10/21- at Ravens-3:05pm
  8. 10/28- at Vikings-7:20pm (Sunday Night Football)
  9. 11/4- vs. Rams-3:25pm
  10. 11/11- at Bengals-12pm
  11. 11/18- vs. Eagles-12pm
  12. 11/22- vs. Falcons-7:20pm (Thanksgiving Night)
  13. 11/29- at Cowboys-7:20pm (Thursday Night Football)
  14. 12/9- at Buccaneers-12pm
  15. 12/17- at Panthers-7:15pm (Monday Night Football)
  16. 12/23- vs. Steelers-3:25pm
  17. 12/30- vs. Panthers-12pm

*Bold denotes national broadcast game*

The Saints open the season with NFC South rival, Tampa Bay on September 9th.

A couple big games that stand out are back to back road games before their bye week. First, against the Falcons in Atlanta and then to New York against the Giants. They come out of their bye week with two tough road games at Baltimore and then traveling to where their season ended last year against the Vikings.

The middle to the end of the season also stands out as they'll play back to back nationally televised games on Thursday nights which will have them avoid the dreaded short week. Finally, the team has to go through the Panthers twice and the Pittsburgh Steelers once to finish up their schedule.

 

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