We've known for a while whom the Saints will play in the 2016 preseason. Now we know when. They'll open at the New England Patriots on Thursday, August 11th, at 6:30 pm. Is it just me, or do they play the Pats every year? The Black & Gold won't play a "Home" game 'til week 3 of the preseason when they host the Steelers.

Week 1 : @ Patriots. Thurs. Aug. 11, 6:30 pm

Week  2: @ Houston Texans. Sat. Aug. 20, 7:00 pm

Week 3: vs Pittsburgh Steelers. Fri. Aug. 26, 7:00 pm

Week 4: vs Baltimore Ravens. Thurs. Sept 1. 7:00 pm

Games will be broadcast on local TV stations. The Black & Gold kick off the regular season against the Raiders Sunday, September 11th, in the Superdome. Kickoff is set for noon, local time.